In his new role, Clark will focus on sales and distribution in the southern UK, Wales and the west. He will also provide sales training for stores helping to promote the cold pressed message to employees and customers alike.
According to Walker and Drake, Clark is an “extremely experienced” sales manager, having worked for leading FMCG and luxury brands including Wrigley’s confectionery and Swatch.
He has also spent over seven years working in the pet industry promoting some of the leading veterinary formulated and premium pet food brands. He built up relationships with independent retailers and his experience reportedly gave him a “passion for promoting great pet food”.
Commenting on his new appointment, Clark said: “Working for Walker and Drake is a fantastic opportunity being part of a very dynamic team and a new business with the responsibility to grow sales in the south. It will be a great challenge to help shape the business and grow this fantastic product range.
“Cold pressed pet food is not new but there is great potential for innovation and growth due to the obvious benefits from other types of kibble on the market and it’s made in England!”
Barnsley-based Walker & Drake was launched last June by business partners Richard Grant, David Taylor and Tim Matthews, after they “spotted a gap in the market’ to provide a high quality dry pet food with minimum processing.