Halfords has restructured its staffing teams to improve leadership in stores.

Instead of two or three specialists in stores, there will now be two managers – one bike and one automotive manager – to “provide a better standard of leadership,” chief executive David Wild told the Retail Week Conference.

Specialists were retrained to the level of manager, although some specialists were made redundant as a result of the restructuring.

Separately Wild confirmed to Retail Week that Halfords was still considering more acquisitions of successful, UK-based companies that have synergies with the Halfords offer.

Last month Halfords bought Nationwide Autocentres, a chain of car servicing and repair garages.