A shining example of innovation, CEO Lionel Bloom reflects on Cenvet’s transition from a family-owned business to a national group in just a decade.
An integral part of many people’s lives is the family pet. They hold precious places in the household, and people are spending more on their cats and dogs than ever before. Cenvet is one of the leading veterinary wholesalers in the country, providing products to ensure our pets live happy and healthy lives.
Cenvet was started in 1960 by the parents of current CEO Lionel Bloom. Lionel grew up around Cenvet and has spent time working in all parts of the company. “”It’’s a very important part of my philosophy. You need to understand every part of the business and how it works,”” Lionel says.
“In Cenvet’s case, I have tried my hand at everything. Even when I was studying at university, I worked in the warehouse part time packing orders and sweeping floors. “I’ve had various sales and marketing roles, and I’ve even managed some of our Administration and IT areas. Basically, there’s probably not one job in the place that I haven’t done over the years.”