ACCRINGTON-based Bensons for Beds has appointed experienced former Odean and Game Group executive Ian Shepherd as a non-executive director.

Mr Shepherd has also held senior commercial and retail leadership roles for brands including Vodafone and Sky Interactive and has also supported numerous private and publicly listed companies in an executive, non-executive and advisory capacity including Managing Director at KPMG

His appointment follows a restructuring deal at the end of June that injected £25m into the business.

Mr Shepherd said: “I am delighted to have joined the board of Bensons for Beds as a non-executive director.

"I’m looking forward to working with the leadership team and growing this newly independent business.”

Chairman Chris Howell hailed the appointment.

He said: “Ian brings a wealth of experience to the board and joins us at an exciting time as we press ahead with our ambitious plans to transform the business. We look forward to working with him.”