Introducing Frankie Adams…

“I’m half French and half Welsh (an unusual combination!).  My mum, who is French, says she is disappointed with how English I have turned out.

I’m married with 2 kids – Ella (9) and Toby (5) who keep me on my toes.  My favourite thing is watching Toby’s football matches and Ella’s tennis matches, they make me proud!

I started my career on the selling side of things on the sales and marketing graduate scheme at Nestle. My first year was spent selling chocolates out of the boot of my car to small independent shops which was good fun and taught me a lot.  After 5 years at Nestle I then moved onto the buying side of things and I have spent 6 years at ASDA doing various buying roles and latterly 8 years at Wilko as Trading Director.  I like to focus on building ranges that customers love, delivering results, ensuring good processes and structures are in place, keeping it simple and having fun.

I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far. I particularly like the people and the culture and the way we pull together to get things done at pace. I’m especially impressed with our financial rigour which is the strongest I’ve ever experienced by a distance. I also want to make sure, in my team, that we talk about the customer more and spend more time in Retail.”

Frankie Adams