Meet our leadership team

Patrick Sewell,
Managing Director

I began my retail career in 1998, initially managing one store. By 2002, the group of stores had grown to six and I became the Retail Managing Director.
As a team, we’ve now grown the business to thirteen local stores in Hull and East Yorkshire, serving four million customers per year.

Talk to me about:
Partnerships | Feedback | Developments | Press & Media | Community

Katherine Batch,
Sales Director

I started in 2002 as part-time cashier in the shop at Swanland. I took on more responsibility as Store Manager and moved to our Sutton store when Swanland sold. In 2016, I became Sales Director and now oversee everything to do with sales and promotions.

Talk to me about:
Products | Becoming a supplier | Promotions

Alex Mortimer,
Finance Director

I joined Sewell in late 2009 and I’m head of finance, as well as playing a major role in people and engagement activities.

Culture is the reason people work for a company for many years, like lots of our staff have.

Talk to me about:
Everything finance related | Team engagement activities

Zac Botham,
Head of Compliance & Sustainability

I started working for Sewell Group in 2015 in their central support function as Safety Management Trainee.

After completing further qualifications to support the Group, I found that I worked with the Sewell on the go team regularly, so moved across to work full-time for them in 2020.

Speak to me about:
Anything health & safety related | Security & CCTV | Insurance matters | Sustainability & environment | Contractor management

Jo Battye,
Systems & Loyalty Manager

My career started at our Cottingham store in 2002 as a sales assistant and became a store manager before Sewell on the go owned it.

After years of progression, I now look after our customer loyalty scheme, Your Rewards, and all the systems that keep that stores working well.

Speak to me about:
In-store systems | Your Rewards | Storage Solutions

Emma Kordhaku,
Sales Manager

I started here as a part-time cashier in 2007 before quickly realising I loved retail and wanted a career in the industry. I did the Sewell Group leadership programme and became a full-time site manager in 2008.

After returning to work after having children, I was offered an amazing role of sales manager in HQ.

Talk to me about:
Supplier queries | Merchandising | anything shop-related!

Sarah Watson,
Sales Manager

I joined the team in 2011 at Cottingham and joined the Trainee Manager Programme to become store manager before joining the sales team at HQ.

My favourite thing about working at Sewell on the go are the people, and how we’re always looking for local brands and suppliers to champion.

Talk to me about:
New supplier queries | Sales and shop questions

Allison O'Sullivan,
Operations Manager

I joined in January 2001 as a cashier at our Maybury site. I worked my way up to become operations manager looking after eight sites. The thing I love most is the people I work with every day – they’re so passionate. I love fundraising too – everyone gets involved to support it!

Talk to me about:
Site issues/complaints/staff feedback at Beverley, Dunswell, Holderness, Hull West, Maybury, Southcoates, Sutton & Wyton | Community partnerships and fundraising

Kate Barbour,
Operations Manager

I started my journey in 2008, when RIX was taken over by Sewell on the go. I was store manager at Cottingham before looking after numerous sites and becoming Operations Manager. I now look after five of our sites, head the age restricted committee and oversee the Subways.

Talk to me about:
Site issues at Cottingham, Chanterlands, South Cave, Pocklington & Willerby | Subway | GroceryAid | Anything Age restricted