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GS1 UK appoints Kim Ludlow as Solutions Director

Kim brings valuable expertise in ecommerce and retail innovation to support the development of GS1 UK’s industry-led solutions and standards

London, 1 August 2017 - GS1 UK, the global supply chain standards organisation, today announced the appointment of Kim Ludlow to the new role of solutions director. Kim is charged with managing the organisation’s growing solutions portfolio and its standards development activity with industry, leveraging her extensive experience in retail. She will also drive GS1 UK’s partnership strategy.

“We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Kim to this new role,” says Gary Lynch, CEO of GS1 UK. “She joins at a vital time when our neutrality and expertise is increasingly being called on to support the retail and healthcare sectors in driving change. Our members see the importance of harmonising processes and standardising product information to facilitate trade with a growing range of partners - both locally and internationally. And in recent years GS1 UK has made good progress in developing solutions to support them.”

“I am very happy to be joining GS1 UK at a time when there is such strong momentum in the organisation’s work with industry. The role of open, global standards is pivotal in supporting transformation in the digital age, where information has to be shared between a growing range of parties,” says Kim Ludlow, new Solutions Director of GS1 UK. “I’m looking forward to working with the team at GS1 UK to bring valuable solutions to market that will meet the evolving requirements in healthcare, retail and with online marketplaces.”

Kim joins GS1 UK from Brandbank, where she was Group Innovation Director. Prior to this, she headed up grocery comparison site, having spent her early career at Tesco.

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About GS1 UK

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GS1 UK is a community of over 30,000 members working in retail, foodservice, healthcare and more. GS1 UK is one of 112 independent, not-for-profit GS1 organisations operating across 150 countries worldwide. GS1 UK helps everyone involved in making, moving and trading goods, automate and standardise their supply chain processes using the common language of GS1 global standards.