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Giles Shaw

Giles Shaw

Director, Wellgate Fisheries (wholesale) Ltd

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Wellgate Fisheries (wholesale) Ltd

Wellgate Fisheries (wholesale) Ltd


– Present

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Operational director for wholesale/retail fish merchants. Working with a large number of food service outlets across a broad spectrum, ranging from cafes and gastropubs to 1 and 2 star Michelin establishments within the North West. Also directly responsible for the retail operation of the business.
Twenty years self-employed within the Food service and retail sector, also Five years as Operational director and eight years working as a chef in a range of establishments, from Michelin star to residential care.
Key strengths
Highly driven to maximize sales and profitability through product innovation, attention to detail and an understanding of clients and customer’s needs.
Excellent motivator, with considerable experience in leading and developing a team to deliver constantly high standards, within budget and on time.
Practical hands on experience in working with retail and wholesale customers, able to communicate and develop strong supplier relationships to ensure continuity in both quality and price.
Team player with good interpersonal skills, who can develop people and manage underperformance when necessary.
Product development, developing new products for sale within the retail side of the business, also working closely with food service clients on developing products for use within their own outlets, assisting with product specification, dish development and final costings.
Strong financial experience with responsibility for stock control, financial audits and product costings, able to negotiate and implement procurement contracts with local and national suppliers.
Passionate about sourcing and producing quality food, with an understanding of a large range of food concepts.



Wellgate Fisheries (wholesale) Ltd
– Present (5 years)

Operations and sales director of a multiple site wholesale and retail fish merchants based in the North West of England. On the food service side of the business, I work closely with chefs and food service operators to increase sales and menu profitability through innovation and diversity. Using my previous experience as a chef, I've also developed and introduced a number of award winning products and dishes for sale within the business, both at retail and wholesale level.


  • Account Management
  • Change Management
  • Food
  • Hotels
  • Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Negotiation
  • New Business Development
  • Restaurants
  • Sales Management
  • Business Planning
  • Customer Service
  • B2B
  • Business Development
  • Sales
  • Key Account Management
  • Event Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Hospitality
  • Product Development
  • Food
  • Sales Process
  • Purchasing
  • Supply Chain
  • Event Planning
  • Hospitality Management
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Team Building
  • Food & Beverage
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