Cope takes Byron MD role

16 May 2017

Simon Cope, formerly of Wagamama, has joined Byron, the Hutton Collins-backed chain, as its new managing director

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CDG announces new CFO

10 May 2017

Casual Dining Group (CDG) has announced that Giles David, of online sports retailer, Wiggle, is to replace Tim Doubleday as chief financial officer.


Manders to step down as Byron CEO

03 May 2017

Andy Manders is to step down as chief executive of Byron after less than five months in the role for “personal reasons”

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Campbell steps down as Wagamama CEO

26 Apr 2017

Wagamama chief executive David Campbell is to step down from his role with immediate effect, to be replaced by chief operating officer Jane Holbrook.

Todd to aid launch of Which Wich in the UK

29 May 2017

Kevin Todd, the former Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) managing director, is advising on the UK launch of Which Wich

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Coping mechanism

19 May 2017

With Simon Cope installed as Byron’s new managing director, does the appointment and continued search for a chief executive throw up more questions than it answers?

Double departure examination

15 May 2017

The past few months have seen a number of high-profile departures at head offices across the eating-out sector. Dominic Walsh examines the legacy of two of the most prominent and surprising decisions to move on to pastures new

David McDowall, managing director of BrewDog Bars, Publican Awards 2015 winner, discusses the next stage of the fast-growing brand's development

BrewDog: From young pup to big beast

03 Apr 2017

Known for its unorthodox approach to fundraising and marketing in its early days, 10 years down the line craft beer brewer BrewDog has matured into a successful international company. But, that doesn’t mean the firm has become more conformist, as ‘navigator’ David McDowall explains to Mel Flaherty

Why ‘real’ leaders have never been more important

16 Mar 2017

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


Inside track: Byng bows out from Byron

08 Dec 2016 | By Mark Wingett

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.

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