Brasserie Bar Co, the business behind Brasserie Blanc and The White Brasserie pubs, has confirmed that Mark Derry will take over the role of executive chairman.
Derry, who is currently CEO of the business, inherits the position from Ian Edward, who will continue as a retained advisor. Edwards’ other board roles in the sector include Hippo Inns, Pizza Pilgrims and Seafood Pub Company.
The Brasserie Bar Co comprises two core formats: Brasserie Blanc, the French brasserie group inspired by Raymond Blanc and the White Brasserie Company, a quality dining business replicating the standards of Brasserie Blanc in a pub setting.
Brasserie Bar Co operates 19 French brasseries and 17 pub-brasseries around the UK.
The board shuffle comes weeks on from the announcement of two senior appointments at its head office as the company plans its next growth phase.