The Regency Purchasing Group team

Regency recruits in response to business growth

Regency Purchasing Group wants to recruit more than 20 new people in response to significant growth and an increase in demand for its services.

Regency, one of the UKs leading leisure and hospitality procurement specialists, has grown 38 percent over the past year – a remarkable achievement in the current climate.

The award-winning business is looking to increase its team from 51 to well over 70 to meet its members’ needs and drive ambitious plans for further future growth.

Regency needs additional Procurement Managers, Procurement Executives and to recruit more staff at its head office in Weston-super-Mare to support their existing and new field-based colleagues and reinforce its customer service team.

The business has more than 5,000 members and an extensive network of more than 700 suppliers and brand owners.

It works with leisure attractions, hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, zoos, farm parks, indoor play centres, bowling alleys and others.

There are new opportunities over the UK, with a focus on major conurbations such as London, Liverpool and The Midlands, as well as expanding into the Republic of Ireland.

Regency’s Managing Director Alex Demetriou said: “The past few years have been particularly challenging for the hospitality and leisure industry, and more and more businesses have recognised the benefits and value we can bring to them.

“Our growth is a testament to the confidence our clients have in us and their appreciation of our expertise and support.

“This is an extremely exciting time to be joining us, and through this large-scale recruitment drive, we hope to attract a new and diverse range of talent to help us achieve, and hopefully exceed, our ambitious growth targets.

“We’re looking for a mixture of talented and experienced procurement managers with proven track records in food and drink sales as well as individuals looking to build and develop their field sales careers in a business which offers unlimited opportunities, clear career progression paths and uncapped bonuses.”

Procurement Manager Carole Stainforth says joining Regency Group was the best career move she made.

She said: “The role has exposed me to an enormous range of fantastic suppliers and brand owners, as well as giving me the opportunity to work alongside and support some of the best operators in the leisure and hospitality sector.

“The Regency team are more than just colleagues, we’re a family, and the support and knowledge within the team is unquestionably the strongest I’ve come across.

“No two days are the same and there’s always something new and exciting to share with our members. My skillset has expanded hugely during my time at Regency and there is still so much more for me to learn, develop and achieve.”

With an annual spend of £1.6b across the Foodbuy Group, Regency is an established B2B business that uses its collective purchasing power to help leisure and hospitality businesses save time and money.

The company has been recognised as one of the best businesses in Somerset, winning Business of the Year at the Business Leader Awards 2022, Large Business of the Year and the Rebuilt and Thrive awards at the Somerset Business Awards 2022 and Family Business of the Year at the Scale-Up Awards 2022.

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