Spar UK has taken on Mark Steven in a newly created role of business development controller.
Steven is responsible for growing the symbol estate and is based in the Harrow office as part of the company’s retail department.
He will be principally responsible for the recruitment of national retail accounts and sharing best practice in retailer recruitment from around the Spar wholesale business.
Steven was previously regional sales manager at Palmer and Harvey and held senior positions with Keystore and Spar (Botterills) multisite retailers.
He said: “I am really excited about my new role at Spar, where I am committed to driving store numbers through the acquisition of national retail accounts, attracting new retailers to the Spar brand and sharing information and best practice from around the Spar business.
“The one to one business support and continuous brand development provided by Spar enables retailers to truly grow sales and profitability within their businesses.”