Retail cooperative Anglia Home Furnishings (AHF) has named Matt Hesketh as its new managing director.

Mr Hesketh has been a longstanding member of the senior team at the retailer — and has occupied the post of commercial director in the period since it was restructured under employee ownership.

Before joining AHF, he held management roles at ScS and DFS, the UK’s two largest upholstery retailers. AHF — which trades from 17 sites across the UK — returned EBITDA of £349k on sales of £18.2m in 2013–14.