Bill’s appoints Katte as its new CMO

24 May 2018

Bill’s, the Richard Caring-backed chain, has appointed Camilla Katte, formerly of Giggling Squid, as its new chief marketing officer, MCA understands.


Coppin steps down as Byron marketing director

24 May 2018

Paul Coppin has stepped down as marketing director of Byron, the Three Hills Capital Partners-backed burger chain, MCA understands.

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Berry swaps Prezzo for Bill’s

23 May 2018

Bill’s, the Richard Caring-backed restaurant chain, has appointed Colin Berry, formerly of Prezzo, as its new finance director, MCA has learnt.

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Caravan appoints Hinchliffe as new FD

23 May 2018

Caravan, the Active Partners-backed, all-day cafe and restaurant concept, has appointed Greg Hinchliffe, as its new finance director, MCA has learnt.

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Pret appoints Di Cello as new finance director

23 May 2018

Pret, the Bridgepoint-backed chain, has appointed David Di Cello, formerly of BT, as its new finance director, MCA has learnt.

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Fox foots bill for lack of exit

31 Jan 2018

Mark Fox yesterday became the latest sector head to leave his post, as the shareholders of Bill’s, the Richard Caring-backed chain, seemingly lost patience in their search for an exit and looked to ex-Punch chief executive Duncan Garrood to lead the c80-strong business

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Saddled with a tough task

12 Jan 2018

Asked last year what book he had read that had inspired him, Oliver Meakin, the incoming, new chief executive of Gaucho and CAU picked Jack Welch’s 4E’s of Leadership. Speaking about why the book resonated with him he said: “as a leader, I believe it is important to have huge energy, to be able to energise an organisation, to be able to execute and have the edge to make the tough decisions”. Within his new role, he will need to call on all three of those principles

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A new slice of the action

28 Nov 2017

Robin Rowland is now stepping aside at YO! Sushi to let Richard Hodgson, the former chief executive of PizzaExpress, build on a strong foundation and momentum. He has tried to pass the baton on before, but this time everything looks set fair for it to work out for everyone involved

There’s nothing worse than a grumpy CEO

24 Nov 2017

Against the backdrop of a challenging business environment, where markets are more judgmental and unforgiving, how important is the tone that the CEO sets within an organisation, asks Tim Clouting, Partner at Savannah Group.

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For better or worse

26 Sep 2017

After a few months of searching, Hutton Collins, the backer of better burger chain Byron, has decided to stick with what it knows, in appointing Simon Cope as its new chief executive. It will now be down to Cope to plot a steady course to take the brand back to where it was – one of the sector’s key growth brands

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