HG Stephensons has promoted two cash and carry assistants to territory managers, reiterating its ethos of internal progression and staff development.

Tom Bentham will manage the Stockport premises whilst Calum Hendry will co-manage Manchester alongside experienced sales representative, John Pedley.

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Henry Stephenson, MD of Stephensons, said: “Giving our staff the education and opportunity to develop is part of our ethos.

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“Calum and Tom have developed excellent product knowledge in our cash and carry and undertaken sales training to prepare for their new roles.

“Stephensons has always maintained strong family values and a customer focused culture; Calum and Tom fit in with our philosophy.

“They have proven themselves worthy of a promotion and I am confident they will thrive in their new positions.”

Having previously worked as a pub supervisor, Hendry joined Stephensons in 2011 and worked in both the customer services department and cash and carry.

Bentham joined Stephensons in 2015 as a cash and carry assistant.

He previously worked his way up to become sous chef at The Alderley Edge Hotel and most recently worked as an assistant pub manager.