Glasgow-based convenience store chain Scotfresh is seeking a new managing director to help drive future growth.

Currently operating eight stores across Glasgow and Scotland’s central belt, Scotfresh is set to announce new store openings in the near future.

Current managing director Chris Gallacher will leave the group in the new year.

Chairman Shaun Marwaha said: “We’ve built our reputation as one of the leading names in convenience retailing in Scotland over the last couple of years and we’re ready to take the business to the next level.

“As well as strengthening our fresh food business and developing our OOR Kitchen food to go concept, our management team led by current managing director Chris Gallacher has focused on cementing strong foundations, improving efficiencies and forging strong relationships with suppliers.

“Chris has decided to move on to a new challenge in the New Year and I would like to thank him for his contribution to Scotfresh over the last two-and-half-years. The search is now on for an ambitious, highly experienced individual to take the business to the next level and further strengthen the Scotfresh convenience brand.”

Founded by Marwaha’s parents Jack and Rita in the east end of Glasgow almost 35 years ago, the business still owns its original store in Riddrie but has expanded with stores in the city’s west end, Cardonald, Scotstoun and Kirklee as well as in Denny, Irvine and Armadale.