Northamptonshire-based Butcher's Pet Care has announced two senior board appointments. Mark Ashworth becomes the company's chief executive, while Mike Bedford takes the dual post of finance director and company secretary. Ashworth joined Butcher's parent company FW Baker six years ago as finance director. Past employment has included Price Waterhouse Coopers, plus spells with the Granada Group and Argyll Foods. Bedford joined the group in 1995 as financial accountant. , having previously held the post of group financial controller at Whitworths Holdings. In his new role at Butcher's Pet Care, he will be responsible for the development and application of financial systems and controls, while ensuring compliance with legal requirements. {{PEOPLE MOVES }}