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Iberica scraps openings, doubles down on core estate

17 Jul 2018

Iberica, the Spanish restaurant group, has dropped plans for two new sites as it plans to “double down” on its existing estate, MCA has learnt.

Comptoir confirms Carrick as CFO

17 Jul 2018

Comptoir Group has confirmed the appointment Mark Carrick as its new chief financial officer with immediate effect while non-executive director Jonathan Kaye resigned.

Alex Marsh

Loungers' Marsh joins Ten Kites as COO

17 Jul 2018

Alex Marsh, who headed up central operations at Loungers, has joined digital menu publishing platform Ten Kites, as chief operating officer.

Chris Miller

Chris Miller: 'Days of cookie-cutter roll-out are dead'

13 Jul 2018

Chris Miller, the founder of White Rabbit Fund, backers of Kricket, Island Poke, Lina Stores and Kym’s, has told MCA “the days of the 30-store rollout are dead”.

Welcome Break Birchanger

Welcome Break appoints finance transformation director

12 Jul 2018

Welcome Break, the UK’s largest roadside services operator, has appointed Paul Roy, as its new finance transformation director.

PizzaExpress hires group strategy director

11 Jul 2018

PizzaExpress, the Hony Capital-backed chain, has hired consultant Isabel Greiner as its new group strategy director


Kaye joins Morso as NED

10 Jul 2018

Former Intertain chief operating officer Simon Kaye has joined the board of grappa and pasta concept Morso as a non-executive director, MCA understands.

Adam Gregory

'There’s a lot of good stories, but we need to talk more'

10 Jul 2018

Adam Gregory, operations director of Be At One, discusses making bartending aspirational, the group’s intensive training programme, and building a family people culture. 

Ei Group

Cook replaces de Polo at EiG

09 Jul 2018

Ei Group has appointed Helen Cook as its new customer director.

Ei Group

EiG confirms Maloney departure from board

06 Jul 2018

Ei Group, the UK’s biggest pub operator, has confirmed the retirement of David Maloney from the board.

Bar Soba

Bar Soba appoints Ladd as CEO

04 Jul 2018

Bar Soba Group has appointed David Ladd, formerly of Copper Dog Whisky and Cameron’s Brewery, as its new chief executive.

Compass Group FD to step down

04 Jul 2018

Compass Group has announced that Johnny Thomson is standing down from his role as group finance director.

Glenn Evans

Las Iguanas: ‘We look for authentic ingredients and a story’

04 Jul 2018

Glenn Evans, the head of food development at Casual Dining Group’s Latin American chain talks to MCA’s sister title Food Spark about the biggest mistakes when it comes to menu development, the vegan junk food trend and how to introduce consumers to new foods.

Graham Hall

Drake & Morgan appoints Graham Hall as ops director

04 Jul 2018

Drake & Morgan has appointed former CAU managing director Graham Hall as its new director of operations.

Alistair Darby

Darby appointed new SA Brain CEO

03 Jul 2018

SA Brain, the Welsh brewer and pub operator, has appointed Alistair Darby as its new chief executive.

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What is the next chapter for restaurant brands? Looking beyond the headlines on the casual dining sector, we will look at what growth looks like for a restaurant brand in 2018. Join the conversation with Karen Jones, Prezzo; Jon Knight, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group; Dennis Deare, Miller & Carter; Zoe Bowley, PizzaExpress; and many more… View agenda and book >

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