Nationwide flooring and bed retailer United Carpets Group Plc has announced the appointment of its operations director Paul Newton as an executive director with immediate effect.

Paul, who has worked within the flooring sector for around 31 years, has been operations director at United Carpets since September 2011 and is responsible for the retail operations of the Company's network of corporate and franchised stores.

Paul Eyre, chief executive, said: "We are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul and would like to welcome him to the Board.

“With his extensive knowledge of the Company having worked with us for some 6 years, we are confident of his increased contribution to United Carpets.”