Stephen Clarke - Trade Together

Stephen Clarke MCIPS

Specialities: Hospitality, Retail, Public Sector Procurement, Healthcare and Defence.

Stephen leads the procurement and supply chain consultancy arm of trade together, assisting clients in their delivery of complex procurement projects to cost, time and quality with a relentless commitment to driving down cost.

Stephen has over +25 years proven procurement and supply chain expertise having held Director and senior level, commercial, category and supply chain roles across; multiple grocers, national wholesale, global manufacturing and most recently on major public sector procurement and supply chain transition and defence build projects.

Stephen has worked with a broad range of clients and companies including; Ministry of Defence, Leidos Europe, Heinz, W.H.Brakspear, Matthew Clark Wholesale, Coop and ASDA Stores.

Stephen is currently assisting in one of the largest UK public sector build programmes. He is a well-respected figure across the Supply Chain sector, a member of the Institute of Purchasing and Supply and he has an Executive MBA from Bath University.

Katie Clarke - Trade Together

Katie Clarke

Specialities: Hospitality, Wholesale, Retail, Food, Non-Food and Drink.

Katie leads the group buying arm of trade together. Working with customers and supplier teams to provide the highest level of service and quality throughout the supply chain, whilst being committed to driving out avoidable costs and maximising margins.

Katie has over 25 years’ experience in retail, wholesale and buying services having held senior retail, brand and national account manager roles in both the on and off trade retail and wholesale sectors. Working with national wholesalers, food and drink manufacturers, retail outlets, national pub groups and restaurant chains. Katies experience allows her to see the full end-to-end picture.

Clients and companies Katie has worked with include Pernod Ricard, W H Brakspear, Hook Norton, Pieminister, Park Plaza Hotels, Millennium Copthorne hotels, Stonegate Pub Company, Revolution Bars, iNTERTAIN, First Quench, Funkin Drinks, Firkin Breweries alongside a broad range of Independent Bars, Restaurants, Gastropubs, Boutique Hotels and Care Homes.

Brands Katie has worked with include Beefeater Gin, Chivas Regal Whisky, Havana Clun Rum, Absolut Vodka, Jameson Irish Whiskey Jacobs Creek, Brancott Estate, Stoneleigh Wines, Perrier Jouet Champagne and Mumm Champagne.

Katie holds an MBA in Wine Business Management and the WSET Diploma.

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