Halfords has outlined quite a lot of senior management modifications, together with the appointment of a brand new chief operations officer, because it mergers buyer and business features.
Andy Randall is stepping down from his submit as chief operations officer, as he retires after a 45-year profession. He’s succeeded by Rob Keates, who strikes from the function of chief transformation officer.
Randall’s achievements embody constructing a “very profitable” Halfords Autocentres enterprise, rising Halfords’ cell proposition, bringing the groups of Tyres on the Drive, McConechys, Common, Nationwide & Viking, and HaveBike into the One Halfords Household, the event of the corporate’s PACE software program, and the launch of its Avayler enterprise.
He’ll preserve a powerful reference to Halfords, offering his abilities to assist any additional M&A and the additional progress of the Avayler enterprise.
Halfords CEO Graham Stapleton stated, “On high of his many achievements, Andy has all the time been nice enjoyable to work with and is a much-loved character throughout the Group. He has been an enormous assist to me as a key member of my Government workforce. I thank him for his assist and want him all the perfect.”
The corporate’s buyer and business groups are additionally being mixed beneath the management of Karen Bellairs, as chief buyer and business officer.
Stapleton added: “Because the UK’s greatest shopper motoring providers supplier, aligning the construction of my workforce to the quickly altering macro-economic setting is a key step in guaranteeing that Halfords is match for the long run, and may assist our prospects via a lifetime of motoring and biking.”
Halfords redoubled its deal with providing automobile servicing and tyres with the £62 million acquisition of the Nationwide service centre community, final yr.
It has accomplished a £63.4m fairness fundraising to assist the deal which sees the addition of 239 garages and 60 cell becoming vans from Nationwide Tyres and Autocare, Viking Wholesale Tyres, and Tyre Shopper-branded operations – together with 1,400 new staff.
The Halfords community now totals 604 garages and 404 bike retailers.