Martin Race promoted to managing director of Bestway Wholesale

Bestway Group veteran Younus Sheikh, 74, has stepped down as managing director of the C&C/wholesale division, becoming non-executive director.

Martin Race

Industry stalwart Martin Race becomes managing director.

His successor is Martin Race, who has been with the company since its 2005 takeover of Batleys, where he was operations director.

The company says that Sheikh, who was one of the founding members of the business in 1976, will continue to oversee the cash & carry/wholesale division, while Race, who moves to managing director from the position of trading director, takes on the day-to-day responsibility.

Former finance director Naser Khan has become chief executive officer in charge of finance, IT, legal affairs, health & safety, property and facilities.

Replacing Race as trading director is Dawood Pervez, son of Bestway founder Sir Anwar Pervez OBE, who is group chairman. He has been working closely with Race for the past few months in preparation for the change.

Next month, Pervez’s other son, Rizwan, switches from operations director to the newly-created post of customer liaison director.

And in a final change, Paul Rowland, a former Asda director, has joined the C&C/wholesaler as head of operations.

In vacating his executive role, Sheikh told Cash & Carry Management: “In Martin Race we have the ideal candidate to take over the day-to-day running of the wholesale business. “He has unrivalled man-management skills and the ability to foster lasting and collaborative relationships with suppliers.”

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Published Date: August 10, 2016
Category: Wholesale Industry News