Midlands Co-op has chosen the two men who will manage its new stores at Stoney Lane, Yardley, Birmingham, and Silkmore Lane, Stafford.

Simon Lee will run the Silkmore Lane store. He began his career as manager designate at the Uttoxeter Co-op foodstore.

After six months he moved to Midlands Co-op’s Stone Road foodstore in Stafford, where he was manager for three years before running the Eccleshall store for six years.

In 2001 he assumed his current job of Rising Brook foodstore manager.

David Field will manage the
Yardley store. At Midlands Co-op he has held posts including provisions supervisor and store manager. He currently runs the Midlands Co-op foodstore on Dibdale Road, Dudley.