PETRA Wetzel is stepping down as boss of WEST, the high-profile bar and brewery she founded in the east end of Glasgow.
Ms Wetzel has appointed Scottish drinks industry veteran Matt Munro as managing director of the business, which is based in the former Templeton carpet factory overlooking Glasgow Green.
Mr Munro, West’s long-standing sales director, will officially take the reins on September 1.
In a statement posted on social media site LinkedIn, Ms Wetzel said: “After 12 years at the helm of WEST I have made the decision to step away from the day-to-day running of the beerhall and brewery business to allow me to dedicate more time to projects both connected and unconnected to the core WEST business.
“I will retain my shareholding in the business and will continue to assist the team in an advisory capacity. I have long had an interest in angel investment, supporting women in business and ensuring younger people in Scotland reach their potential. This will provide the time to commit my energy to these causes close to my Gerwegian heart.”