Londis has appointed three regional directors to strengthen its retail development strategy.

Paul Courtney will take control of the South, Laurie McKeown takes charge of the North and Scotland, while Michael Spencer moves from his head office-based role as sales planning director to take control over the Midlands region.

Each regional director is responsible for a regional development director, seven regional development managers and three merchandising teams. “This move gives greater control and flexibility at regional level to enable us to drive for bigger store projects in 2003, said Londis sales director Terry Bedford.