Bargain Booze, the 670-strong chain of high street off-licences and convenience stores, has announced plans to recruit a chief executive following the decision by long-standing managing director, Tim Stanley, to take up a non-executive position with the company.
Stanley is stepping down from his executive role after 17 years building Bargain Booze into the UK’s “number one franchised retailer of alcoholic drinks”. In his new non-executive role, he will continue to support the company’s board of directors.
Keith Webb, currently trading director, has been appointed acting managing director after four years with the company during which he has led Bargain Booze’s diversification into grocery and convenience retail.
Bargain Booze chairman, Roger Pedder, said: “Tim has been the driving force behind the company’s growth and development over many years. We’re delighted that he will be remaining with the company in a different role following his decision to step down from his current position to pursue other interests outside of the company.
“A recruitment process is underway to select a chief executive for Bargain Booze. This is a new role that we are creating for a candidate to focus on our future strategic development as the company continues to grow and seek new opportunities.”
Bargain Booze has also confirmed a number of new appointments to its board of directors, all of which are promotions from within its senior management team.
Jason Minnery joins the board as buying director, Adam Burnett takes up the role of marketing director, Rebecca Mallon is promoted to trading finance director and Sarah Grandison is appointed to the board as human resources director.
Peter Hodgson, group finance and IT director, Mark Crabtree, commercial director and Peter Dockerty, logistics director continue in their current roles.
Source: Bargain Booze