Bargain Booze managing director Tim Stanley has stepped down, sparking a hunt for a new boss at the off licence chain.

Stanley will take up a non-executive role after 17 years with the company. The retailer has the created a new role of chief executive and is on the hunt for a candidate.  

Trading director Keith Webb will act as managing director at the 670 store franchise chain until an appointment is made.

The retailer also revealed a raft of other changes as Jason Minnery becomes buying director, Rebecca Mallon trading finance director, Adam Burnett marketing director and Sarah Grandison as human resources director.

Chairman Roger Pedder said: “Tim has been the driving force behind the company’s growth and development over many years.

“We’re delighted that he will be remaining with the company in a different role following his decision to step down from his current position to pursue other interests outside of the company.”

Pedder added: “A recruitment process is underway to select a chief executive for Bargain Booze. This is a new role that we are creating for a candidate to focus on our future strategic development as the company continues to grow and seek new opportunities.”