Speciality honey supplier Rowse has promoted Dr David Bondi to managing director. Bondi has been working as operations manager and will replace Stuart Bailey, who becomes the company's chairman.

Bondi joined Rowse in February after leaving NFT, Northern Foods chilled distribution fleet. He was part of the MBO group when Northern divested the business two years ago.

Bailey spent 11 years as MD of Rowse, which recorded a £48m turnover last year. As chairman, he will concentrate on the strategic direction of the business

and look for new business opportunities in domestic and foreign markets.