The commercial & marketing department is responsible for the communication and selection of products and promotions, within our pubs, to all of our customers...read on
The commercial department consists of three core areas:
- The marketing department is responsible for the communication and selection of products and promotions, within our pubs, to all of our customers. Whether by traditional printed media or through digital methods, eg our website, it’s the marketing department’s role to ensure that customers are aware of all of our groovy products and promotions.
- The catering department ensures that our menu is fresh and innovative, giving a wide range of choice and, ultimately, the best-quality pub food and good value. Some of our flagship products include our hand-battered fish and chips, 100% British beef burgers, 35-day-matured British Isles steaks and award-winning Lincolnshire sausages.
- The purchasing department sources the best-possible products (whether food and drink or other items, known as non-consumables) for the best-possible price, purchasing products within environmentally responsible buying policies.
Lewis Brigden – Purchasing Manager
I started my career at Wetherspoon 10 years ago as a pot-washer in the kitchen of my university town – Portsmouth. As a student, I needed flexibility with my hours and travel, which Wetherspoon was happy to accommodate. I now work in the head-office commercial team as the food purchasing manager, responsible for the maintenance of our food relationships, as well as negotiating new product listings and cost-savings for the business. I am very proud of my career so far in Wetherspoon. I also have a lot of loyalty in place, as the business continues to support me and my abilities. If you are thinking of joining Wetherspoon, my advice would be to work hard… and you will be recognised and rewarded – I did.