Hancocks has promoted Mark Watson to managing director, following a reshuffle within the family-owned business.
Watson was previously sales director and has served 33 years with the company. His task will be to achieve specific targets set by the board of directors.
Brothers Andrew and Adrian Hancock have retained ownership of the family business and become joint chairman of the company. They will look into other areas of expansion for the group.
Hancocks has also recently appointed Keith Kyle to the role of southern area manager.
Andrew Hancock said: “We took a good look at the upper structure of the company to ensure that it was equipped to manage the ongoing growth of Hancocks. These changes should enable the company to move forward competently and efficiently, benefiting our customers, as well as our suppliers and staff.”