Wholesale food group Bestway have appointed Rizwan Pervez as their new operations director.
Pervez's new role will include overall control of all retail and foodservice operational matters, throughout more than 63 Bestway and Batleys branches across the UK.
As operations director, he will also be involved in the company's symbol and retail clubs, Best One and Xtra Local, and the Bestway Direct delivered operation.
Pervez, who previously worked as marketing director at Bestway, said: "It is a role that will bring me into greater contact with depot managers and customers. I believe that by working together and learning from each other we can continue to build our customers and suppliers' businesses."
Younus Sheikh, managing director of Bestway Wholesale, added: "Having worked across many departments within the group, Pervez brings a wealth of experiences to the role and an understanding of where we are striving to be in the future."
"His move comes at an exciting time for the group as we have recently restructured our operations to provide a greater regional focus to customers and improve efficiencies," added Sheikh.