Former Bako Northern & Scotland boss Mike Tully has been appointed chief executive of Bako North Western Group.

Tully, who starts his new role this Friday (6 October), was chief executive officer at Bako Northern & Scotland for four years and previously spent seven years as general manager for sites across the BFP Wholesale business.

He replaces Mark Tomlinson, who left Bako North Western Group (Bako NW) in June after eight years as CEO.

Bako NW described Tully as having years of experience in the bakery wholesale sector and a “proven track record for success”.

“The wealth of knowledge Mike brings to the Bako Northern Western Group will serve to further grow and enhance the business,” said Bako NW chairman Joe Hall. “We wish him every success in his new role and are looking forward to an exciting future with Mike at the helm.”

Bako NW has grown in recent years with the acquisition of Bako South Eastern, Anglian Bakery & Catering Suppliers and Bako Northern & Scotland.