Brian Straiton has been promoted to the role of operations director for Botterills Convenience Stores.

Straiton, who will take up his new role on 3 July and join the board of directors, was most recently operations manager.

He joined the company, which currently ranks 17th on The Grocer Top 50 Independents list, in 1987 as a trainee store manager and has since held the posts of store manager, area store controller and operations manager.