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Social Entertainment Ventures strengthens management team

21 Nov 2018

Social Entertainment Ventures (SEV), the operator of Bounce and Puttshack, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of a chief financial officer and an operations director, MCA has learnt.


EasyFood appoints MD

21 Nov 2018

Mike Heaton, formerly of Roadchef and SSP, has been appointed managing director of easyFood, the online takeaway business EasyFood, backed by EasyJet tycoon Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, MCA understands.

Coal Bar and Grill

Management team steps down from Coal

21 Nov 2018

The interim managing director and finance director have both stepped down from Coal Grill & Bar, which was acquired earlier this year by Sunshine Capital, MCA understands.

Mark Robson

Robson appointed as new BII chairman

21 Nov 2018

Red Mist Leisure co-founder Mark Robson has been appointed chair elect of the BII (British Institute of Innkeeping).

SSP City Bar and Grill

Smith to replace Swann as SSP global CEO

21 Nov 2018

SSP Group has announced that Kate Swann is to step down from her role as group chief executive next May, to be replaced by current UK & Ireland chief executive, Simon Smith.


Priestnall leaves Yumchaa, Kill joins

20 Nov 2018

Yumchaa chief executive Scott Priestnall has left his role after overseeing the speciality teashop brand for just over 12 months, MCA understands.


Fuller’s appoints interim FD

19 Nov 2018

Fuller’s has announced the appointment of Deborah Stevenson as interim finance director, effective today.

Jonathan Lawson, Liberation Group

Lawson replaces Crowther as Liberation CEO

16 Nov 2018

The Liberation Group, the West Country and Channel Island pub company, has appointed Jonathan Lawson as its new chief executive.

David Fisher

Cedar Dean Group launches investment and development property division

15 Nov 2018

Cedan Dean Group has launched an investment and development division, called Cedar Dean Investments.

London skyline

Arden to open new concept in the City

15 Nov 2018

Christian Arden, the entrepreneur previously behind Chicago Rib Shack and Cavendish Bars, is set to launch a new concept in the City of London, MCA understands.

Rooney Anand

Anand to chair WorldSkills UK

14 Nov 2018

Rooney Anand, who last week announced his decision to step down as Greene King chief executive in April, has been appointed chairman of the UK board of education charity WorldSkills.

Bea’s of Bloomsbury CEO departs

14 Nov 2018

Lisa Brook has left her role as chief executive of London-based all-day café brand Bea’s of Bloomsbury, MCA understands.

Hermant Patel

Whitbread appoints GK’s Patel in FD role

13 Nov 2018

Hemant Patel, the former finance director for Greene King’s Pub Company, has been appointed finance director for Premier Inn & Restaurants at Whitbread.

Mark McQuater of Inventive Leisure

McQuater becomes Barworks chairman

09 Nov 2018

Mark McQuater, the former chief executive of Revolution Bars Group and the Barracuda Group, has become non-executive chairman of Barworks, the London-based pub and bar group led by Marc Francis-Baum, MCA has learnt.

Vapiano One Tower Bridge

Schapira appointed Vapiano global MD

09 Nov 2018

Nick Schapira, the former international business development director for the Jamie Oliver Group, has joined Vapiano as global managing director.

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