Following a recent decision to expand the food group operational team, United Co-operatives has promoted Rachel Johnson to the position of area manager.
She will be responsible for the management of 12 stores around the south-west area of Manchester.
Johnson began her career as a part-time evening general assistant at a store in Lancashire while she studied for a GNVQ in business and finance. After completing the course, she joined the society full-time, going on to become supervisor, relief store manager and then store manager. For the past year, Johnson has been involved in the area manager designate scheme.