Batemans, the Lincolnshire brewer and retailer, has appointed Stephen Oliver as a non-executive director. Oliver is managing director of Marston’s Beer Company and joined the Batemans board a few weeks ago. He took over as head of Marston’s Beer Company in 2008 after running Marston’s tenanted division. Oliver said: “I look forward to helping the Batemans team as it continues to drive its business forward as one of the UK’s leading independent brewers and pub companies.”