Norwich-based holdings group Blackbird Retail, the owner of cabinet furniture firm The Cotswold Company, has confirmed the appointment of Helen Beebe as its new commercial director, who officially joined the group on 1 June 2016.

Helen follows the other recent appointment of Lucy Morris, who joined the group at the end of last year, December 2015, as its new company secretary.

Furthermore, independent furniture firm W.J. Aldiss has also confirmed the appointment of Darryl Simpson as a new director to the board, who officially joined on the 1 April 2016.

This is the second directorial appointment Aldiss has made over the last year or so, with Paul Clifford joining the firm back in February 2015 and its currently a managing director at the Norwich-based business, which also has a branch in Fakenham.