Elliotts has appointed Paul Chadwick to its board as finance director.

Mr Chadwick joins the company from Kingfisher plc, where he was senior transformation manager and brings with him over 15 years’ experience. He has an impressive history, previously working for companies including B&Q and Tesco.

Elliotts managing director Tom Elliott said: "Paul has a wealth of knowledge gained from some of the biggest retail giants in the UK. His experience in the retail sector means that he is well placed to help us with our continued focus on customer satisfaction and relationships.

“We have ambitious plans and Paul’s experience will be invaluable, and indeed key to us as we bring them to fruition.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Chadwick added: “I am very excited about my new role and becoming part of this motivated and expanding business.”

“I will be taking pressure off the branch teams by removing unnecessary distractions, so that they can concentrate on the thing they’ve been doing brilliantly for years – taking care of our customers.”