Industry veteran Said Takhamt has joined food-to-go group Pure as the company’s chief operating officer.
He joins the firm from his role as chief executive officer at Cojean, and boasts a wealth of industry experience including various operations and development roles at Pret a Manger, where he spent over a decade, itsu and Eat.
In the role, Takhamt will take charge of day-to-day operations at Pure’s 21-strong estate, which is looking to expand further in the near future.
In addition, he will be responsible for the People Team, which looks after recruitment, learning, training and development.
Pure CEO Spencer Craig said of the appointment: “We are truly delighted to bring Said and his expertise on board at this very exciting time in the business.
“We believe his skills will help successfully grow the Pure business as it continues to expand across London and into major travel locations. His wealth of unrivalled experience makes him perfectly placed to take on this challenging new role.”