Turtle Bay has appointed Karen Turton, formerly of Nando’s and Spirit Pub Company, as its new UK operations director
The Galvin Brothers have appointed Morven Finlay, formerly with Marcus Wareing and Pret, as head of HR, MCA has learnt.
Hartlepool brewer and pub operator, Cameron’s, has strengthened its senior team ahead of its next stage of growth.
Martin Tovee has stepped down as a regional director of Patisserie Holdings after just six months with the company
Beavertown Brewery’s director of operations and head brewer has left the group, MCA understands.
Yves Van Durme, human capital partner at Deloitte Consulting, looks at the demand for ‘real’ leaders in business. Not just captains of industry but chief executives who are able to personify their brands and can create narratives which fit into the context of wider business and social-economic challenges
Tom Byng will step down from Byron, the brand he founded in 2007, early next year to “pursue various exciting ventures”. He leaves a concept he created as a now £80m-turnover business, with backer Hutton Collins turning to a new chief executive and chairman, both of which are experienced in operating established brands, that they hope will now cement Byron’s credentials as a national brand and one that eventually has an international presence.
The UK’s eating and drinking out sector is facing an uncertain 12 months. The phrase ‘perfect storm’ is now frequently peppering conversations across the sector, as operators face an array of tax hikes, economic headwinds and the destabilisation presented by Brexit. Now - more than ever - is the time for the sector to come together with one clear message to Government. Mark Wingett shares his view that ultimately that argument should focus on one key issue - people.
Restaurateur and charity patron Iqbal Wahhab writes for MCA about the relationship between businesses and charity.
Successful design is the result of pointing a mirror at your target market and reflecting back what they want to see, according to restaurants, bars and clubs designer Aidan Keane. But how do you reach that magic point? Confidence and cojones are key to such success
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