Two key employees with Craig Wilson Ltd's Ayr and Newton Stewart Market markets have been promoted with auctioneer, Drew Kennedy stepping up as director and Wendy Walker to company secretary.

Mr Kennedy who comes from a strong farming background has proved his competence in the rostrum in recent years and has been welcomed to the Board following a recent retiral.

As company secretary, Miss Walker will convey the details of the everyday running of the business to the directors as she has been at the sharp end and problem solver for many years.