The chief executive of homewares retailer Dunelm has left the top job with immediate effect.
In a short announcement to the stock market, Dunelm said veteran retailer John Browett was leaving the company for personal reasons.
The company said “the next phase of growth requires different leadership”, adding that Mr Browett’s “severance terms are still to be finalised”.
Last month Dunelm said its profits would be slightly lower than expected due to sluggish trading over the Easter weekend.
However its recent trading has been more encouraging with sales in the 13 weeks to July 1 rising by 17.7pc to £240m as it was boosted by the acquisition of online retailer Worldstores.