Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars has begun the search for a new CEO after revealing that Shane Kavanagh will be leaving the business at the end of February,
During his four years in charge, Mr Kavanagh has led Crussh from a 28-store London high street business to an estate of 35, including the brand’s first sites in Birmingham and Bristol.
He has also negotiated landmark franchise partnerships with SSP and Sodexo, developed an exclusive retail range with Sainsbury’s, and introduced workplace catering in WeWork across London.
Crussh executive chairman, Jonathan Hart, said he leaves behind a big pair of boots to fill.
“Under Shane’s leadership Crussh has successfully evolved a strategy of franchise, concession and product supply which is now delivering significant results. In tandem with this, Shane has navigated the core business through the most turbulent times ever faced by London’s food-to-go marketplace.”
“With the prospect of rapid growth for our product supply business, we now have a fantastic opportunity to develop Crussh as a national and international FMCG brand alongside our company-owned, franchise and concession stores. Crussh has the potential to significantly build on its leadership in the healthy food-to-go sector and we are looking forward to finding someone with the skills and experience to take Crussh onto this next exciting phase of our development.
Mr Kavanagh will leave his role at the end of next month, retaining an advisory position while a new CEO is recruited.
In the meantime, Mr Hart will lead the business and, together with the rest of the senior team, will pick up Mr Kavanagh’s responsibilities.