Bamford to leave B&M

Peter Bamford, the current chairman of B&M, will retire during this calendar year.

He has served as chairman at the discount retailer since March 2018.

The company has started to search for a replacement, with Tiffany Hall, senior independent director at B&M leading the search.

The retailer said that no retirement date has been set, with Bamford continuing to serve as chairman to ensure a smooth handover to his successor.

“Peter has been a great business partner since I joined the business in 2020,” said Alex Russo, chief executive at B&M. “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him, both personally and professionally.

“His unrelenting drive in reinforcing the B&M culture at Board level has been of the first order. We wish him all the best in his next personal project.”

Earlier this month, B&M reported year on year revenue growth of five per cent in the 13 weeks ended 23 December.

The discount retailer’s UK business revenues reached £1.35 billion during the period, a 3.7 per cent rise on 2022, while B&M France saw revenues rise by 11.3 per cent to £151 million.



Share Story:

Recent Stories


The Very Group
The Very Group transformed range and assortment planning using Board.

Watch the full video

Smarter merchandise planning across the retail value chain
In this webinar, Matt Hopkins, Head of Retail Solutions, Board, Catherine Tooke, SVP Product & Planning, Sweaty Betty, and Subir Gupta, Managing Principal, Thought Provoking Consulting join Retail Systems Editor Jonathan Easton to discuss the findings of the recent Retail Systems report The Merchandise Planning Challenge: How are retailers harnessing technology to optimise planning and retain customers? and examine the innovations that are improving retail planning.