The chief executive of the Tripe Marketing Board today announced his retirement from the post. Since his appointment at the end of 2012, Mr Timothy Flaxton-Buoys has overseen a dramatic increase in interest in tripe which Sir Norman Wrassle, chairman, has described as 'spectacular'.
Before joining the TMB, Mr Flaxton-Buoys had a successful career as chief executive of the Bolton Opera House. Speaking at a meeting of the Westhoughton Women's Union today, he said: "I won't pretend it has been easy promoting tripe, but I have enjoyed almost every minute of my time here. There are people who claim tripe is a food of the past. Well, that's not true. It may not be to everyone's taste, but I firmly believe it will capture the attention of the nation as the government's austerity measures really begin to bite."
Mr Flaxton-Buoys plans to use his newly-acquired passion for tripe by offering a consultancy service to tripe retailers across the north west. "I'm particularly concerned that people take care in offering a quality product, and I hope they commission me to help them," he said.
In a tribute to Mr Flaxton-Bouys, Sir Norman Wrassle said: "I would like to thank Tim for the work he has done for us. Care, Quality, Commission. It's thanks to people like Tim that these words are already synonymous with tripe."