Former AF Blakemore logistics director Jon Stowe has been appointed by sales and marketing experts Jenks to look after its growing supply chain.

Stowe has taken on the role of supply chain director, relacing John Davies who has left the company. He will be responsible for the company's UK-wide distribution and logistics operation.

He has been instructed to build the infrastructure to take the business and brands forward and will also oversee the development of a new distribution centre to be opened in Milton Keynes next spring.

Jenks currently manages £150m worth of grocery, health, beauty and drinks brands and is aiming for rapid growth in the next few years through acquistions and winning new business.

Before joining AF Blakemore in 2005, Stowe held senior roles at Booker and Wincanton.

Jenks, whose clients include Del Monte and Masterfoods, was restructured earlier this year.