Halfords says finance director to take over the reins at Dunelm

HALFORDS group finance director Nick Wharton is to leave the cycle and motoring retailer to become chief executive of budget home furnishing chain Dunelm Group.

Wharton will leave the company on 30 November but before his departure he will present Halfords’ interim results and oversee the renewal of its banking facilities.

Chief executive of Halfords, David Wild, said Wharton had “played a central role in Halfords’ transition from a subsidiary of Boots, through private equity ownership to become a growing and successful plc”.
Meanwhile Dunelm yesterday reported a rise of 46 per cent in pre-tax profit to £76.8m in the year to 3 July.

Dunelm is the third largest firm in the £12bn UK homewares market with 106 stores.
Current chief executive Will Adderley will remain on the board of Dunelm and advise on strategy.