JJB Sports has appointed David Madeley to the board not long after he was made commercial director.

Madeley, who is now executive director to the board, will be responsible for contractual agreements, corporate finance and acquisitions and disposals.

JJB non-executive chairman Roger Lane-Smith said: “We are very pleased to announce David’s appointment. I have no doubt that his areas of expertise will be of considerable benefit to JJB in future.”

The sports retailer reported total revenue up 1.6 per cent for the 17-week period to November 25. Like-for-like sales also climbed 1.6 per cent.