Johnson’s Veterinary Products, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of pet healthcare products, has appointed Matthew Gwynn BA, MA, ACIM., to the role of assistant sales and digital marketing manager and Jack Franks BA (Hons) to the role of assistant purchasing & procurement manager.
The names will be familiar to those who know the family-owned business, as 32-year-old Matthew is the son of current managing director Paul Gwynn, and 26-year-old Jack is the son of current sales director, Nick Franks.
Both Matthew and Jack forged successful careers before being invited to join the business personally by former chairman David Johnson, who sadly passed away in July 2022.
Recognising the importance of maintaining the firm’s independence, he was keen the next generation should join and bring fresh ideas and skills from outside the pet trade.
Paul Gwynn said: “The arrival of Matthew and Jack has immediately given the business a lift and David would have been immensely happy and proud had he lived to witness their first day here at Johnson’s.
“Our identity as a family business has been central to the success of Johnson’s for more than 100 years. This decision to recruit from our families is about ensuring we have the ambition, commitment and enthusiasm to continue the firm’s independent future.”
Mr Gwynn said that his son brings with him a successful track-record in sales and digital marketing, while Jack Franks established his career in aerospace procurement.