Ruth Hawthorne has been announced as the new joint managing director of Natural Trade Brokers (NTB).

Joining existing managing director Tom Moses – who founded the sales brokerage company in 2010 – Hawthorne says she is ‘delighted to formally take on this new role’ and that the pair ‘look forward to working closely with both existing brands as well as new entrants to the market in the years to come’.

Moses, who has previously described Hawthorne as ‘the engine driver’ behind the company, delivered the news during the company’s first in-person sales meeting for 17 months – combining the announcement with the celebration of his 35 years in the natural health industry.

Ruth’s new official role … heralds our exciting growing future ahead

“I am delighted to welcome our teams and so many clients to our first get together here in Coventry, and to announce Ruth Hawthorne is now officially joint MD of NTB. Our company has grown from strength to strength since we launched 11 years ago, and our three sales teams now represent many brand leaders with unique promotions and support for over 600 independent health stores throughout the UK. We occupy a unique position within the industry, and we are extremely proud of the contributions our unparalleled expertise, service and commitment make to so many brand leaders. Ruth’s new official role as joint MD, working closely in conjunction with me, heralds our exciting growing future ahead at the epicentre of the UK’s natural trade and health trade sectors,” comments Moses.