Wiltshire-based pubco and brewer Wadworth has announced a restructure in its senior team.

After five years in the role, chief executive Chris Welham is set to leave the company next month.

With Welham’s departure, leadership of the group will be taken over by Toby Bartholomew, son of chairman Charles Bartholomew, in his new role as managing director.

Confirming the changes, Charles Bartholomew said: “It was always the intention for Chris to oversee an orderly transition of his duties to a family director. I am pleased to confirm that Toby Bartholomew will become managing director of Wadworth once Chris has left us.

“My sincere thanks go to Chris for the way he has led our business over the years and also for the help and support he and his team have given to Toby. Chris goes with our best wishes and huge appreciation for his considerable contribution to the Company.

“I am obviously delighted that Toby will take over and that the leadership of the Company once again comes back into the family fold as planned following Chris’s tenure”.