|Debbie Brimicombe - General Manager, Home Shopping
Developed Retail Management career across a number of well-known brands on the high street, culminating in Area management and Retail Operations. Joined WCF in 2003 with the acquisition of James Meade and became responsible for Buying and Merchandise for the brand. Progressed to General Manager Merchandise all brands with a re-location to Cumbria and recently undertook the additional responsibility for the operations at Brampton.
|Tracey Cannon - General Manager, Marketing, Home Shopping
Having studied Marketing at Northumbria University whilst working at Enesco European Giftware group in variety of roles. Joined WCF in 2004 as Marketing Manager for Home Shopping. Specialist in data and trend analysis, direct marketing, internet and catalogue production.
|Heather Hughes - General Manager, WCF Horticulture
Heather has been General Manager of the WCF Horticulture business since June 2014. A graduate with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Abertay University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing, she started with the company as a Graduate Trainee. With nearly 22 years service she has gained experience across all parts of the business which has stood her well since taking on the role.
|Charles Hebdon - General Manager, WCF Fuels North East
Following many years working as a Marine Surveyor (specialising in petroleum products) in and around the UK, Charles started with WCF Eastern in 1990 covering Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire before moving to WCF North East in 1992 to further develop the North East business.
|Gemma Hogg - General Manager, WCF Fuels North West
Gemma has recently joined the business as General Manager at Fuels North West. She has been in the industry for a decade. Gemma has studied Business & Management from a young age and has experience in general management, business operations, sales and strategies.
She can think creatively and be interested in what motivates people. She can identify target markets and develop strategies to communicate with them.
In her spare time, she likes to travel to new places and spend time with family and friends.
|Lynn Casson - General Manager, WCF Chandlers
Lynn has 25 years of experience working in the fuels industry, starting at WCF Fuels North West in 1994 as a Sales Administrator, later becoming Commercial Manager and then General Manager in 2013.
She recently made the move to Lincolnshire to take over as General Manager at WCF Chandlers where she is responsible for the day to day running of the business which has 8 depots, employs 64 members of staff and operates 32 tankers.
She loves spending time with her family and 4 border collies and spends most weekends competing at dog agility.
|Nicola Wolstencroft - General Manager, Allan Stobart Lubricants & Fuels
Nicola studied Mathematics at Hull University and trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young before joining Allan Stobart Lubricants & Fuels in 1999. In 2017, Nicola took over as General Manager from her father, Allan Stobart. She is married to Ken and they have two daughters, Sarah and Emma. In her spare time, Nicola is a youth leader and musician at her local church.
|Kevin Sharp-Dixon - General Manager (Commercial), WCF Pet & Equestrian
Started working for WCF on the 11th October 2004 as Retail Operations Manager based in Wigton. Three years later he became Product and Marketing Manager. He has been integral to the current evolution to our Pet & Equestrian store concept. More recently taking on the role of General Manager – Commercial.
Outside of work he is involved in the world of dogs, showing, breeding and judging at open and championship show level here and abroad.
|Alan Smith - General Manager (Facilities and Finance), WCF Pet & Equestrian
Alan started working for WCF back in 1986 as an assistant accountant for the NW Regional Supplies Division, based at Rosehill, Carlisle. Over the years he has worked in several of the WCF locations undertaking a variety of roles, but is currently based in Wigton with our Pet & Equestrian business.
Outside of work he is married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. His weekends are taken up by his passion for Rugby Union and he is heavily involved with Wigton RUFC.
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