Screwfix has appointed Jan Maggs as its new director of human resources (HR).

Ms Maggs, who has been at Screwfix for three years, will join the board of directors and lead the company’s people strategies for its employees nationwide.

She has more than 10 years’ experience in HR, and before joining Screwfix as head of HR three years ago, was corporate HR director at Somerfield.

In her new role, Ms Maggs will be responsible for a range of initiatives within the business such as retail training and development, employee engagement and succession planning, which will play a key role in helping to support the company’s expansion plans in 2014.

“I am very excited to be working as part of the Screwfix board and helping to shape the company’s growth,” she said. “My aim is to provide the best opportunity for all Screwfix’s employees and to maximise their talent and contribution to the business. This will come through greater employee engagement, which will in turn provide real long-term benefits for our employees and customers.”

Andrew Livingston, chief executive officer of Screwfix, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Jan to director of human resources, joining the board and strengthening the senior team. Screwfix has seen extensive growth over the past 12 months, and we anticipate this to continue in 2014, so Jan is the perfect person to develop the recruitment, talent and training side of the business as we look to expand the business further.”

Ms Maggs holds a degree in History from the University of Warwick and has over 20 years’ solid experience in the retail industry.