Kevin Owen
Supplier Manager

  1. What is your role at Confex and how long have you worked here?
    I was appointed into a new role at the end of October 2018 as Supply Manager working within Central Distribution.
  2. What did you do before joining Confex?
    I have always worked within Wholesale Distribution across a variety of roles including Supply Chain, Sales Development & Account Management. More recently I took on a project as Retail Supply Chain Manager with a national multi-site retailer, which gave me a great insight from a customer perspective in what is needed from a supply partner.
  3. What do you do when you’re not at Confex?
    I like to spend time with my family, especially as I now have Grandchildren. I try to keep fit by going to the gym, walking our dog and have recently taken up Yoga. I am also a keen photographer, something I try and do a little more now we have young granddaughters.
  4. If you were able to retire tomorrow, how would you spend your time?
    This would have to be travel, I have a passion for the Greek Islands and have visited quite a few over the years, but there are so many more on my list yet! I would also have the time to learn Greek, well hopefully enough to get by anyway, so I could fully immerse myself in the experience.
  5. Who inspires you?
    I do like those great personalities we see on TV who are able to transport you to a different world, or culture, people like Sir David Attenborough, Michael Palin and Stephen Fry to name a few of my favourites.
  6. What type of business would you go into, if it wasn’t wholesale?
    This would have to be retail, just because it is so closely linked to what I love. However, in another life probably something within the health, or social service, as I think having a role that helps others when that have a real need would be hugely rewarding.
  7. What is the most interesting place you have visited and why?
    I was lucky enough once to go to Abu Dhabi which I found fascinating as it was so different to what I had experience previously. The mix of modern buildings towering into the skyline, great visitor attractions next to cultural places of interest, all within a stoneís throw of the desert.
  8. What do you like about working at Confex?
    Although I am relatively new to Confex I can already see that it is an organisation that is determined to grow through continually meeting itsí members and supply partners needs and I look forward to playing my part working alongside a great team.