Bestway Wholesale has appointed Kenton Burchell to the role of trading director, a role managed by managing director Dawood Pervez before he assumed the new position in December last year.

Burchell will work within the company’s executive team and report to Pervez.

Burchell, who joined Conviviality Retail in 2014, has been working as Commercial and Logistics Director at Bestway Retail, post-acquisition of the drinks group last year by Bestway.

He has an extensive retail and wholesale experience spanning over 25 years in the convenience and independent retail industry, starting his career with Somerfield and working for Musgrave Retail Partners, Budgens and Londis.

Mark Owen who joins in the interim position of trading director, will take over Burchell’s responsibilities in Bestway Retail.