18th September 2012
Today the Slurp Group announced the appointment of two new Directors to its Group Board. Tom Chamberlain is promoted to the Board as Regional Director for Asia Pacific. Tom has been located in Hong Kong for the past two years and has been largely responsible for building the highly successful Slurp.asia operation. From virtually nothing two years ago, Slurp.asia is now widely regarded as one of Hong Kong’s premier wine retailers, and has a strong claim to being the #1 online retailer in the region. Tom now leads a team of six fulltime staff in Hong Kong, with a retail outlet, office, warehouse, tasting programme and fanatical client base all in place and expanding rapidly. From his new seat, Tom will help Slurp chart its expansion into Mainland China and other regional markets.
Slurp has appointed Mr John Smithurst as its first non-executive Director. John will assume the role of Group Finance Director on a part time basis. John is a Chartered Certified Accountant with the firm Smithurst & Ryan and has been a trusted advisor to the company since its inception. A Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Management Institute, John’s experience of companies both large and small is extensive. He has acted as both Finance Director and Managing Director to numerous enterprises in the past. John’s role will be to continue to provide strategic financial advice to the company and to help represent Slurp in discussions with strategic investors and others.
The strengthening of the Slurp Group Board at this time comes at an exciting time for the Slurp Group. Recent successful launches in both France and Germany have bolstered the already strong UK and Asian businesses, and the recent award of IWC Direct Merchant of the Year 2012 was recognition of the progress Slurp has made this year in Britain. Slurp is currently in discussions with a number of third parties about taking the enterprise onto the next level, and the expansion of the Group Board is an important step towards that objective