Appleby Westward brings in Blakemore’s Mike Boardman as new MD

Spar UK wholesaler Appleby Westward Group has appointed Mike Boardman as managing director. Mike, currently trading director at A F Blakemore and Son joins the business from November.

Leo Crawford, BWG Group chief executive and Appleby Westward chairman said: “I am delighted to appoint Mike to his new role.  His wealth of experience within the Spar family at Blakemore, and previously at Somerfield, ensures that Appleby Westward has recruited a top class retail professional. We are very much looking forward to Mike joining the team, to help us continue to drive all aspects of our business forward, building upon our excellent performance over recent years.”

Current Appleby Westward managing director Mark McCammond leaves the business in September to become retail director of Northern Ireland Spar wholesaler the Henderson Group. Of McCammond’s time with the group, Crawford said: “I wish Mark McCammond every success in his future career within the Spar network and I would like to personally thank him for the role he played in driving strong top line and bottom line growth, ensuring that the business is well positioned for further growth under Mike’s leadership.”

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