Trading Team

Since the launch of Poundland in 1990, we have had a dedicated trading team delivering Amazing Value into all our stores.

Chris Wall

Chris Wall – Head of Trading

All Categories

Chris has gained considerable experience across all FMCG and GM categories with many years of experience within the discount sector and has also worked within the Co-op and Nisa.

Jo WrateJo Wrate – Business Unit Manager

Food & Drink

Jo joined Poundland in August 2008 and has progressed through various Buying functions within the business. Jo has experience in retail as well as supply and manufacturing as she was previously employed by Kerry Foods PLC and Muller Dairy UK Ltd in various commercial roles.

Nicky Hawley PortraitNicky Hawley – Business Unit Manager

Grocery – Non Food

Nicky joined Poundland in 2008 and has experience across all FMCG categories, leading several Health & Beauty NPD projects including Make Up Gallery and Purple Ivy. Before Poundland, Nicky spent time at Poundstretcher and has a BA (Hons) degree in Marketing, Retail and Distribution.

Doug Pulsford

Doug Pulsford – Head of International Sourcing

Doug joined Poundland in 2009, after previously being part of the sourcing teams for B&Q and Woolworths. Based in Hong Kong, his team have responsibility for all products bought by the Group from outside Europe. He is the first contact for all supplier enquiries from these regions.

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