Bestway has announced the appointment of Jamie Davison to the role of Retail Director. Jamie will lead Bestway’s Central Retail Operations Team, Symbol Team, Franchise Team as well as overall accountability for the New Business and Store Development Teams.
The appointment to promote Jamie to this role is a mark of the commitment and values Bestway has to develop their internal talent team.
Davison will be replacing Mike Hollis, who in turn is relocating to Australia, and who has been an integral member of the Bestway’ Executive Team since the company acquired Costcutter (Costcutter Supermarkets Group) in early 2021.
Davison will be transitioning into the role as Hollis hands over prior to his departure and will formally joining Bestway’s Executive Team on the 1st July 2023.
Davison joined the Costcutter business 28 years ago, progressing through the business from merchandiser to ultimately be part of the Costcutter’ Board leading the Field Team and Central Support Team. Since 2020 he has been focused on new business and the store development side of the organisation and additionally has also owned and operated his own convenience store bringing invaluable knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing retailers.
Speaking of the appointment, Managing Director for Bestway Wholesale, Dawood Pervez said:
“Firstly, I would like to thank Mike for his exceptional dedication and contribution to the business. He joined us alongside the acquisition of Costcutter, where he had been leading the retail teams since 2018. He brought us immense experience from his impressive career spanning 36 years in retail, across senior roles in Australia, Southeast Asia and the UK.
“Mike has delivered excellent leadership over the last 2 years, and I would also like to thank him for developing the next generation of leaders in Bestway Retail.
“We are delighted that Jamie is stepping into his shoes as he also has immense experience within retail and proven efficacy and understanding within our business. Jamie has demonstrated his ability to work strategically and will be highly important to accelerate our positive momentum and continue our growth trajectory. We will be strengthening Jamie’s leadership team in the months ahead and look forward to making further announcements in due course.”
“I am also pleased to announce that Naser Khan will take over accountability and Clive Binks Head of Corporate Stores will move to report into him as from Monday 27th March.
“I am confident that as Mike hands over during the coming months and Naser and Jamie take up their new accountabilities, we are in an excellent position to build on our success. I am excited and confident about what the future will bring for our colleagues, customers and for the communities we serve as we continue to grow”.
These moves follow a strong start to the year for our stores, with the business reporting its strongest results for 2022.