Taylor takes on Budgens role

Mike Taylor has formally taken up the new post of development director at food group Budgens and will be responsible for driving forward acquisition strategy.

Disposals, property management and store acquisitions will all come under Taylor's remit. He will sit on the main board and report to chief executive Martin Hyson.

Hyson said: 'With plans for at least 15 stores, five major refurbishments and up to 40 smaller refits in the coming year, it is a positive move to bring the whole property department together.'