Woods Foodservice has made a pair of new senior appointments to meet its expansion plans, with Lana Bhikha appointed to the role of deputy managing director, alongside new finance director Paul Disborough.
Bhikha, previously commercial director for the wholesaler, will initially work alongside existing managing director Darren Labbett with a view to taking on the full role when Labbett becomes chairman.
Labbett explained: "Trying to stay one step ahead, and maintaining a focus on the future is integral to our success and how we operate as a business, so I'm delighted to see Lana step up to deputy managing director. Not only does she have incredible knowledge about the business, the standards we insist on, and the needs of our customers, we share a vision for Woods and its huge potential.
"Lana's rapid rise through the ranks has been a real blessing for the business. She joined all the way back in 2013 in an entry level position and instantly displayed a level of passion for the business that I'd not seen before, making a huge impression and progressing quickly."
"With Lana taking on this new role, alongside the experience and expertise Paul is going to offer as financial director, I'm really excited for the future."