Wyevale Garden Centres appoints new retail operations director

Former BHS international director David Anderson has been appointed as retail operations director at Wyevale Garden Centres.

A Wyevale spokesperson said: "We are pleased to confirm the appointment of David Anderson as Wyevale Garden Centres’ Retail Operations Director, effective Tuesday 2nd of May 2017.

"His wealth of experience in retail and hospitality will be invaluable to the business as we continue to grow and transform in line with our strategic priorities.

"David has held a number of senior roles during his 30 years of retail experience, including at BHS International and Marks & Spencer, which will be invaluable. We look forward to welcoming him to the team in the coming weeks."

Anderson replaces Colin Hughes, who held the role from 2013-16 and helped set up distribution hubs at the 150 centre chain.

He is managing director of BHS International (UK) where he has been since 2009. He was M&S head of region 2004-09. He was BHS retail operations director from 2012-15. The 163-store chain went into administration in April 2016. Qatari investment firm Al Mana bought the BHS brand including the global intellectual property rights, international franchising business and domain names at the end of June 2016.

Wyevale regional operations director north Chris Brannigan, regional operations director south Elizabeth Oddy, central operations head Jeremy Byfleet and customer services manager Arun Bhardwaj will report to Anderson.



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