"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do,
and liking how you do it." — Maya Angelou
HOLLY LYARUU BUCHANAN
Holly is the architect behind the dream. When she is not travelling the world exploring new partnerships, she is ear to the ground for market rumblings, quick to guide customers to make wise buying decisions. Passionate and fearless in all facets of life, she is continuously driving change in the business, the industry and the world around. Her philosophy and her inspiration is “ubuntu” – I am because we are.
OPERATIONS & PLANNING
With over 10 years at Buchanan Trading, Yulia is the hub within the office, connecting people and ideas. With experience in customer service, logistics, planning and operations, she rules the roost. Yulia’s magic takes place behind the scenes, from stock replenishment to planning and overseeing the execution of new projects. Her passions lie in inspiring the creativity in others, galvanizing teamwork and curing any and every ailment with her natural home remedies… doctor who?
FOOD SAFETY COMPLIANCE
Abla is our food safety whiz. She keeps on top of the regulatory and technical aspects of quality and food safety, providing customers with accurate and current documentation. Detail is key, and she’s got an eye for it. When she is not combing through the ever evolving regulations, Abla’s on the world wide web hunting for the latest industry news and views, and discussing them in 160 characters or less. #spicelife
Arlene guides the financial operations at Buchanan Trading. She makes sense of the numbers. Whether it's maintaining accounts or making critical projections for the future, Arlene is consistently working to ensure that business is always running smoothly with a joie de vivre that is unmatched. Arlene holds a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation and brings her years of invaluable industry experience to Buchanan Trading.
CUSTOMER SERVICE & LOGISTICS
Sue leads the daily logistical operations at BT. Her primary job is to make your job a lot easier. From point supplier contact right down to the warehousing, she is tirelessly working to ensure that the customer is always taken care of. With over 20 years of experience in customer care and logistics, Sue brings a great level of expertise and know-how to the business. She can also make a mean bruschetta.