Leading UK tile specialist Topps Tiles Plc has announced the appointment of Stephen Hopson as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 2 November 2020.

Hopson joins the business from Molson Coors Beverage Company where he was director of central finance for the Western Europe are. Previously he acted as director of finance at BSS and held a number of other senior finance roles, including at Travis Perkins Plc.

Rob Parker, Chief Executive, said: 'Stephen is an experienced financial professional, with a strong track record across both consumer and trade markets, including investor relations. We are looking forward to welcoming him to the business in the autumn.'

Parker himself previously served as the company's CFO, before taking over as Chief Executive in November 2019 following the departure of Matt Williams.

In June, Topps Tiles agreed a deal to sell off its head office and central warehouses in Leicester in a bid to firm up its finances in the face of the economic challenges anticipated in connection to the coronavirus pandemic