The Barrie Russell Memorial Harrogate Christmas Ball will take place on 2nd December 2017 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate and will bring industry colleagues together to celebrate the life of Barrie.

Barrie Russell, Managing Director of BRG Limited, passed away on Monday 26 June 2017 aged 71.

Frequently referred to as a legend in the grocery trade Barrie was “much loved and respected by all for his enthusiasm and commitment to the industry.”

Starting his grocery career in the 1970’s Barrie joined CPC Best Foods as a Rep before progressing to Regional Manager. He left CPC to work for Robert McBride as Sales Manager and after a short period left McBride to launch his own company, Russell Marketing Agency.

Barrie took a strategic decision to sell Private Label contracts within major customers, through all channels in the grocery trade covering multiple retailers, discounters, variety stores and wholesalers.

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