Greggs has appointed a new general manager for the Midlands. Ian Bagnall will be responsible for the 168 shops located in the Midlands as well as the company’s bakery operations in Birmingham.He joined as sales director of Greggs of the Midlands in 2005 from Greggs’ south west division, and takes over from recently retired managing director Alan Dick.

“Alan is an inspirational leader who took Greggs from strength to strength in the Midlands and we all wish him the very best for his retirement,” said Bagnall.

“The future looks extremely promising for Greggs in the Midlands as we continue to open new shops across the region and expand our range of fresh products to meet our customer’s needs.”