Two new appointments to the management team at North West Auctions have been made to enable the company to further develop its services.

Current L and K Group director Jonathan Hodgson has been elected vice-chairman and will also head up and chair a new livestock board for the company. Current directors Stuart Cornthwaite, Alan Bargh, James Dixon and David Barton will also sit on this board, along with L and K Group chairman John Drinkall.

Meanwhile, current farmstock manager Paul Gentry will take up the position of managing director of livestock and will also take up a director’s position on the L and K Group board. Alongside this current office manager Yvonne Willison will become Mr Gentry’s PA.

These changes come off the back of significant growth for the company, with strong stock numbers at both Lancaster and J36 livestock centres.