Troubled cidermaker Bulmers has ended its search for a new finance director. Richard Pennycook has been recruited to get the business back on track and divert a possible sell-off.
Previously chief executive, and before that finance director with motorway services firm Welcome Break, Pennycook is experienced in turnaround situations.

CDG marketing post
The Convenience Distribution Group has appointed Graham Tissiman sales and marketing manager.
He was previously marketing manager for car care products supplier Holt Lloyd.

Fresh challenges
Fruit and vegetable supplier MDC Foods has appointed Paul Blackler commercial manager of its UK added-value business unit.
Blackler's past roles have included commercial manager, chilled, for food producer and processor Hitchen Foods.