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Foodbuy appoints Carl Howells as commercial director

Carl Howells has taken on the role of commercial director at Foodbuy, the procurement division of Compass Group.

Prior to joining Foodbuy, Carl Howells served as the director of client relations at Entegra, a group purchasing firm.

Howells will be responsible for managing all aspects of Foodbuy's hospitality operations, with a particular focus on expanding the client base within the hotel sector.

Foodbuy currently manages a combined client spend of over £1.4b in the UK, including procurement for parent company Compass Group. It offers services including online procurement, menu design, margin delivery and chef development.

Foodbuy UK & Ireland managing director Karl Atkins said: 'We are delighted to welcome Carl to the Foodbuy family. His proven leadership and deep understanding of the industry will undoubtedly elevate our client experiences and contribute to their continued success.'

Howells added: 'It is great to join Foodbuy and lead this exceptional hospitality team. Together, we will enable our clients to drive profitability, help them build on their customer offer and support the development of their teams with our market-leading procurement solution.'