Pets at Home chief executive Matt Davies is to stand down from the role next spring after seven years in the role.

He will remain with Pets at Home until a successor is found before pursuing other opportunities

Davies said: “My time at Pets at Home has been hugely rewarding and enjoyable and it has been a great pleasure to manage such a special business and work with such talented and passionate people.

“The calibre of the team leaves me in no doubt that the business will continue to go from strength to strength through its next phase of growth.”

Pets at Home “continues to trade well”, it said in a statement.  

In the 53 weeks to March 31 EBITDA rose 10.3% to £93m. Sales climbed 10.7% rise to £517.8 million.