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Bestway has announced three new appointments to its senior trading team.

It has appointed Andrew Kenny as its new trading director, focusing on Bestway’s Centre of Excellence, to “refine and enhance its offer for off-licence and convenience, focussing on franchisees and retailers to support sales”. Kenny, who previously worked at Coles Group in Australia, will replace current trading director Mike Owen who is leaving Bestway at the end of the year.

Robbie Moore will join Bestway Wholesale as retail commercial manager, and will be leading improvement in sales across Bestway’s corporate and company-owned stores. He previously worked as head of trading at Spar Scotland where he led and developed the trading team.

Les Mohammed has been appointed as head of trading. He will lead key trading initiatives, projects, and process improvement across the wholesale trading team. He previously held the role of senior trading controller at Unitas Wholesale, responsible for on-trade, foodservice and own brand. All three will join Bestway by early November.

According to Bestway, these appointments “reflect the company’s commitment to investing in talent to underpin its position with both suppliers and customers as the business continues to grow whilst maintaining high levels of product availability and customer service to its retailers”.

Commenting on the new appointments, group trading director Kenton Burchell, said: “We’re very excited to be welcoming this exceptional pool of talent to our business which will allow us to build on the existing strength we have in the team and continue to drive innovation into our Centres of Excellence to build leverage and drive sales for Bestway suppliers and customers.

“With these new appointments we are now set up to enter a new era in our Bestway journey to cement our position as ‘the number one choice for independent retailers’ across the industry for cash and carry, catering and off-trade, retail and pet customers.”