Drayton Manor theme park in the UK has welcomed William Bryan as its new managing director.

Bryan takes over as managing director of the Staffordshire park as his father, Colin, steps up to the role of chief executive.

After working at Drayton Manor for the past 20 years, Bryan will now oversee the day-to-day running of the attraction.

Colin's niece, Helen Pawley, formerly general manager of central services, and his youngest son, George, general manager of estates, will both assume the roles of company directors.

"I have been managing director for over 30 years and shall be assuming the role of chief executive, where I will be supporting and guiding William and the rest of the board," Colin Bryan said.

"The announcement comes at an exciting time for the business, as 2015 is not only our 65th anniversary year, but we are also opening the brand new multi-million pound Thomas Land expansion."