Leading logistics organisation Tibbett & Britten Group Plc has named Bill Howie managing director of its Fashion Europe division with responsibility for all fashion distribution and supply chain activities in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

The 46-year-old, who leaves his role as logistics director at Reality Group Ltd, takes up a position left by board director Mike Evans who will now focus on strategic planning and development at the group.

Group CEO, Mike Arrowsmith, commented: "Bill brings significant technical expertise and an excellent understanding of the fashion sector plus the drive and commitment to build on our existing business and develop new opportunities for this sector throughout Europe.

"As well as consolidating and growing our leading position in the UK fashion sector we will be developing aggressively in existing and new markets across Europe – building in particular on our pan-European and supply chain expertise."