The Food and Drink Group (FDG), which owns the Jamies and Henry J Bean brands, has appointed John Williams as non-executive director, with immediate effect. Williams retired from at Healey & Baker, the commercial property company, in 1996 after 41 years with the company. While there he was responsible for all of its UK retailing activities with special focus on lettings acquisition and landlord and tenant matters. He was a non-executive director of Luminar, the late-night operator, from 1996 to 2004. Stephen Thomas, chairman of FDG, said: “John has a wealth of experience in the UK retailing and property market and we look forward to working with him going forward.”

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