UK food manufacturer Uniq plc revealed earlier today [Wednesday] that Martin Beer is to be appointed to the company's board as finance director, effective from 1 June 2002.

Beer has been director of finance for the Uniq Group since October 2000. He joined the company in 1990 and worked in a number of financial roles.

His appointment will follow the stepping down of John Worby, currently deputy chairman and finance director, who is to leave Uniq at the end of this year. This departure is in accordance with arrangements made at the time that Uniq completed the demerger of Wincanton, its logistics services business.