Steve Wilton, the chief operating officer of retail specialist Styles & Wood has left the firm, according to documents filed at Companies House

He was promoted to the role from director of support services last July in a boardroom reshuffle. It is not known if he has lined up a new role yet. In an update last week the company said trading figures for 2009 would be in line with expectations. City forecasts estimate turnover will be about £140m and pre-tax profit will be about £280,000.