Midwich has announced today the appointment of James Parker as the new head of European operations.

Parker has 17 years of distribution experience, with additional background in operations and business improvement. Most recently, he worked at Homebase Bunnings driving its operational improvement programme post-Bunnings acquisition.

His role as head of European operations will focus on pre-acquisition due diligence, post-acquisition company integrations, and Group-wide infrastructure projects. There will be a specific drive in leveraging Group strengths to deliver synergies across the European subsidiaries. Parker will report to the Group’s European director, Tom Sumner.

Parker commented: “I am excited to have joined Midwich at this stage in the Group’s growth journey. I am very much looking forward to working with the European subsidiary team to support their growth aspirations and help deliver synergies across the group.”

Sumner added: “We are delighted to welcome James into the Midwich Group. I am very confident that this appointment will provide us with additional expertise to deliver in our ambitious growth plans – especially as we continue to increase our international footprint.”