Bensons for Beds has appointed experienced supply, logistics and manufacturing expert Gavin Chappell as its COO.

Gavin joins Bensons after a 30-year retail career in senior operating and executive board roles at Asda, Boots, Dunelm and Holland and Barrett.

The appointment comes as Bensons reveals that owner Alteri Investors has invested further in the business' development (see related).

Ian Shepherd, chairman of Bensons for Beds, comments: “I’m delighted to welcome someone of Gavin’s experience to our board - he’s going to make a significant contribution to our plans."