Doric Group is led by a young, approachable and forward thinking management team that is constantly in touch with customers and the market. Meet our key people…
Bruce Murray: Group Finance Director
I work across the Doric Group, spending time at all three Group companies. I am responsible for all financial affairs including acquisitions, so my work is varied and interesting! I enjoy coming to work every day because of the people. We have great internal relationships as well as close relationships with long term customers and suppliers. Outside of work, aside from my family, my interests are water sports in the summer, including waterskiing, fishing and dinghy sailing. In the winter I play 5 a side football but generally do less and drink and eat far too much!
Peter Ward: Group Chairman
I built and sold my previous business, Brierley Almond Limited to Bunzl plc in 1999, creating the Bunzl Retail Division. Now as Chairman of the Doric Group, a group of companies that has grown through the acquisition of complementary businesses, predominantly in paper based packaging sectors I am enjoying the challenge of working with a young and forward thinking management team to grow a successful business once again in a dynamic and ever changing industry. Outside work, I enjoy my large family (13 grandchildren), watching most sports, particularly soccer and rugby, and playing golf (not very well).
Robert Brace: Sales & Commercial Director
I’m responsible for the sales and commercial aspects of Doric FPD and Doric Crimped. I enjoy meeting customers and suppliers and regard all customers irrespective of size as an important asset to the business. Wherever there’s a need, whether it be technical, material or price I try to add value in any way I can. I enjoy the collective responsibility that exists at Doric towards growing and developing the business - we care equally about our customers and employees. Outside of work I like to travel with my wife and two sons and take part in family interests like sailing, fishing, swimming and rugby. There is a real passion for motorsports in our house from watching Formula 1 to racing each other in go karts!
Robert Ward: Group Sales & Purchasing Director
I work in a number of roles across the Doric Group, regularly liaising with our valued customers and suppliers. My background in paper and board also means I work closely on packaging innovation and reducing the environmental impact of the products we manufacture. Outside of work, I am a full time taxi driver for my 5 children and also enjoy watching (and sometimes playing) most sports when I get a chance to.
Simon Woodhouse: Group Operations Director
I was previously UK Operations Director of Bunzl Retail before joining the Doric Group in 2005. I am responsible for implementing robust systems and controls across the Group to ensure our businesses are consistently able to offer excellent levels of product quality and service. Away from work, family is my priority, and is topped up by an involved social life. Other than that, if time permits, I play golf poorly and football rarely.