Jamie Davison to succeed Mike Hollis as Bestway retail director

Bestway has promoted Jamie Davison to retail director. He will replace Mike Hollis, who is relocating to Australia.

Davison (pictured), who will formally joining Bestway’s executive team on 1 July, joined the Costcutter business 28 years ago. He progressed from merchandiser to leading the field team and central support team and being part of the Costcutter board. Since 2020 he has been focused on new business and store development, and he has also owned and operated his own convenience store.

In his new role, he will lead Bestway’s central retail operations team, symbol team and franchise team. He will also have overall accountability for the new business and store development teams.

Bestway Wholesale managing director Dawood Pervez commented: “Firstly, I would like to thank Mike for his exceptional dedication and contribution to the business. He joined us alongside the acquisition of Costcutter, where he had been leading the retail teams since 2018. He brought us immense experience from his impressive career spanning 36 years in retail, across senior roles in Australia, Southeast Asia and the UK.

“Mike has delivered excellent leadership over the last two years, and I would also like to thank him for developing the next generation of leaders in Bestway Retail.”

Pervez continued: “We are delighted that Jamie is stepping into his shoes as he also has immense experience within retail and proven efficacy and understanding within our business. Jamie has demonstrated his ability to work strategically and will be highly important to accelerate our positive momentum and continue our growth trajectory. We will be strengthening Jamie’s leadership team in the months ahead.”

Bestway has also announced that Naser Khan will take over accountability, and head of corporate stores Clive Binks will move to report into him.

“I am confident that as Mike hands over during the coming months and Naser and Jamie take up their new accountabilities, we are in an excellent position to build on our success,” said Pervez.

Published Date: March 23, 2023
Category: Wholesale Industry News