Restaurant group D&D London has confirmed a number of changes and new appointments to its board as it restructures its senior team ahead of planned expansion.
The company said it was pushing ahead with its growth objectives despite “cost pressures” facing its UK businesses.
David Loewi, previously managing director of the firm, takes up a new role as deputy chairman with responsibility for all qualitative aspects of the business and new projects. He led the buyout of Conran Restaurants alongside chairman and CEO, Des Gunewardena, 10 years ago.
Toby Harris, previously CFO, has been promoted to COO, while Tiffany Robinson has been promoted from head of marketing to marketing director. Harris has been with the company for two years, while Robinson has been with D&D since 2010.
Gunewardena commented: “These, and further senior appointments to follow, are being made in order to strengthen the D&D Board ahead of some significant expansion planned in the years ahead. Despite the economic uncertainties surrounding Brexit and the cost pressures faced by UK restaurants, we remain very positive about the prospects for D&D’s business both in the UK and overseas.”
D&D London owns and operates restaurants in London, Leeds, Paris, New York and Tokyo and the 80 bedroom South Place Hotel in London.