Midcounties Cooperative appoints head of property
The Midcounties Co-operative has appointed Kathryn Lyddon as head of property as it continues to implement its growth and investment plans
In her new role, Lyddon will lead the society’s property, acquisition and development function. This will include providing professional expertise and support across the society’s property portfolio, which currently spans more than 220 Your Co-op Food stores, 48 Your Co-op Little Pioneers nurseries and 76 Your Co-op Travel branches, as well as offices in Warwickshire and Walsall. She will also be helping to ensure the portfolio contributes to the sociaety’s sustainability strategy.
Midcounties is planning to open ten new food stores in 2022 with a total investment of more than £5 million.
Lyddon previously worked with Tesco for 17 years where her most recent role was regional acquisition manager for the south east. Earlier in her career, she worked with Thomas Cook.
Phil Ponsonby, chief executive at The Midcounties Co-operative, said: “As a Society we’ve committed to significant capital investment over the next five years – especially in our Food and Childcare businesses. Kathryn’s appointment as Head of Property, will not only help us to deliver against our growth and sustainability strategies, but also help us generate even greater benefit for our members and the communities in which we operate.”
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