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Caffè Nero hires new CEO to grow 600-strong UK business

Caffè Nero hires new CEO to grow 600-strong UK business

High street coffee shop chain Caffè Nero has appointed a hospitality guru as its new CEO to spearhead its ambitious growth plans. Will Stratton-Morris joins Caffè Nero from SSE retail, where he was divisional CEO. He has previously been the CEO of the Intercontinental Hotel Group for UK and Ireland and has more than 25 years’ experience

Derick Martin, group director of operations

Foodservice expert takes on operations role with top caterer

UK catering company Harbour & Jones has announced the appointment of Derick Martin as its new group director of operations. The role will see him supporting the company’s continuing expansion plans. Following the company’s 50% growth and successful rebrand last year, Martin joins as a main board director responsible for the venues, hospitality and staff

Norman McKenzie, executive chef

Master chef to head Malholtra Group’s catering operation

Newcastle-based Malhotra Group has appointed Norman McKenzie, one of the country’s most experienced chefs, to head its catering operation. In a first for the company, Newcastle-based Malhotra Group has created the role of executive chef and recruited MacKenzie, a former Master Chef of Great Britain to the position. In a career spanning almost 30 years

Bidvest Foodservice Slough depot

Bidvest promises better customer support as new depot expands capacity for the south

Bidvest Foodservice has opened a state-of-the-art Business Support Centre and depot in Slough in what marks a “new chapter” for the organisation. Based in a 117,000 sq. ft purpose-built facility, the new centre will increase capacity for growth in the southern region, create additional opportunities for employment in the local area and improve the level

Danny Breithaupt, CEO

Time runs out for The Restaurant Group CEO as Board moves to replace him

Danny Breithaupt, CEO of The Restaurant Group for the past two years, has been ousted by the Board of the company with immediate effect. The company said in a statement that it has completed the initial phase of its operating strategy review, and has decided that a new leader is needed to implement the initial

Paul Pomroy, CEO UK

Innovation accelerates as McDonald’s hires 5000 more workers in the UK

McDonald’s will add 5000 more people by the end of next yer to its UK team as its outlets open for longer, extend the range of food and beverages it offers, and adds table service to a growing number of restaurants. Its innovation project will see another 250 stores transformed this year, with self-service kiosks

Neil Roseweir and Shaune Hall, development chef

Falcon unveils successor to outgoing development chef Neil Roseweir

Falcon Foodservice has announced that Shaune Hall will be joining the company as development chef, taking over from Neil Roseweir, who is retiring. Born and raised in South Africa, Hall has many years of experience in the industry. Most recently he has been Head Chef Trainer at Forth Valley College in Stirling, where he was

Prezzo to open by heritage site in Ruislip.

Hendry-Pickup confirmed as new CEO at Prezzo

Prezzo, the Italian and Tex-Mex casual dining chain with operations across the UK and Ireland,  has confirmed the appointment of Jon Hendry-Pickup to the role of chief executive officer, effective from the end of July. Hendry-Pickup brings 20 years of retail and consumer experience to Prezzo, having most recently served as CEO at Travelodge Hotels 

Big Easy Canary Wharf

Big Easy adds six senior staff to manage success of brand

London’s Bar.B.Q institution, Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Lobstershack, has announced six new appointments to its senior management team. Big Easy currently holds three sites across London, with a fourth site planned for Edinburgh later this year. Following the success of its Canary Wharf branch, which surpassed all expectations, Big Easy Founder, Paul Corrett, has brought


Costa rings the changes as it pencils June start date for incoming chief

Whitbread has announced that Christopher Rogers, managing director of Costa and an executive director on the Whitbread PLC board has decided to leave the company. Dominic Paul has been appointed to succeed him as Costa’s new managing director. Rogers will step down from the board following the next board meeting on 20 April and Paul