Angela Barber has been appointed Costcutter's new trading and marketing director. She has been headhunted from Nisa-Today's, where she was CBC trading director for branded goods. The symbol group says a key part of her job will be developing new strategies to improve its trading terms, as well as working with suppliers to implement new in store marketing initiatives to grow sales. Costcutter md Colin Graves said Barber's posting was "a tremendous coup" and he praised her for being a "reputable and strong negotiator". Barber relieves Norman Walker of the extra work he took on when Kieron Mayes left in September to join Nisa. Walker now reverts back to his former position as corporate affairs director. Costcutter has also restructured its southern operation. Regional sales manager for the south west Mike Bird becomes general sales manager for the south; Mark Harris moves to fill Bird's former post; and Jeff Street has returned to the group as regional sales manager for Anglia and the home counties. The moves come as Costcutter gets close to meeting its target of having 1,000 stores this year. {{TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT }}