Premier Market Sales
Premier Market Sales Team are here to supply and fulfil your specific orders throughout the night.
Our experienced team of Roger Garber, Steve Pegrum and Raymond Thomas are expert buyers and can source the niche and standard Fresh Produce your business demands.
I started in the industry working after school and on Saturdays in a shop that was owned by my future father-in-law. I soon became married to the business – in more ways than one!
I then progressed into running my own street market stalls, as years went on my two partners and I expanded the business to a wholesale warehouse and thirteen market stalls in East Anglia.
When the supermarkets got a tighter grip on small retailers and trade began to suffer, I felt I still had the passion for the industry and looked to where I could to expand what I already did and felt that I could use my expertise purchasing for other companies.
Premier Fruits opened this door and here we are now!
I started working at the tender age of 16 as a packer/loader for a Catering Company within the market, having come to market with my father since the age of 6
I have now progressed to be a buyer, working with Steve, within the expanding Buying Department of Premier Fruits
As with all of us, I’m still learning but enjoy the market life if not the early hours
: I started in the wholesale fruit business sweeping floors, in the late 1960’s, at Louis Reece in Spitalfields Market. I left Louis Reece in 1987 as Managing Director of Louis Reece Covent Garden, having spent time in the Supermarket Supply Department and the UK English Apple Desk.
In between 1987 and 1999 I spent my time trading in Covent Garden at Gilgrove, increasing the turnover to £5m p.a. In 1999, Jason Tanner and I created Premier Fruits (Covent Garden). We have subsequently increased the turnover and profitability of Premier Fruits by widening the range of products sold through investment in our warehouses.
I started in the fresh produce industry back in 2008 as a warehouse manager in Yorkshire. In 2010 i was given the opportunity to move to the south coast to manage the warehouse for a fresh produce business focusing on prepared after a short while i was promoted to buyer. In 2015 i joined Premier Fruits specialising on the supply to the Cruise Ships and Airlines.We all live by our company motto .
#As Fresh As It Gets!