B&M boss Simon Arora to retire next year

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Simon Arora will step down as chief executive of B&M next year after 17 years of leading the business.

Arora said he plans to retire in 12 months in order to support a smooth transition for his successor. A search for his replacement will be led by chair Peter Bamford and will consider both internal and external candidates.

B&M was acquired by Simon and Bobby Arora in 2004. Since then, the retailer has expanded from 21 stores to more than 1,000 across the UK and France. 

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