IBC Buying Group has welcomed Tony Newcombe as its new Marketing Manager.

Newcombe will be responsible for expanding all aspects of marketing for the Buying Group, its Members and Supplier Partners. He has extensive marketing experience within the merchant industry, having worked for Grafton Merchanting and its subsidiary brands for more than 40 years.

He is also well-versed in ERP and CRM solutions, and will be using these skills to help IBC continue to develop its digital strategy, following the recent launch of the IBC Business Information Zone.

Newcombe said: “This is an exciting opportunity to join an emerging business. IBC Buying Group is enjoying a fantastic period of expansion and growth, and I am thrilled to be working with such a strong and dedicated team going forward as we work tirelessly to support our Merchants and Supplier Partners.”

Dave Robertson, Commercial Director of IBC, added: “We are delighted that Tony has joined the IBC team as Marketing Manager. Marketing is at the very core of the work we do to communicate with our Merchants and Supplier Partners, and his wealth of experience will be a real benefit as we continue to develop throughout the coming year and well beyond.”