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Coco di Mama co-founder to head OYO Hotels UK arm

20 Sep 2018

Jeremy Sanders, the Coco di Mama co-founder, is to head up OYO Hotels push into the UK market.

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Busaba appoints CFO

19 Sep 2018

Busaba Eathai has appointed Marc Whitehead, the former finance director at the Fat Duck group as its chief financial officer.

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Forrester to chair Vagabond

19 Sep 2018

Karen Forrester, the managing director of TGI Fridays, is to become chair of Vagabond, the London-based wine bar business led by Stephen Finch, MCA has learnt.

Gaucho marketing director steps down

18 Sep 2018

Gaucho marketing director Matt Ford has stepped down from his role after 14 years with the group.

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DCL makes appointment to Development & London Estates team

18 Sep 2018

Davis Coffer Lyons has expanded its Development & London Estates team with the appointment of Cesca Hawes.

Star Pubs & Bars appoints dedicated wine buyer

18 Sep 2018

Star Pubs & Bars has appointed former Tesco wine buyer, Roberta Neave, with a remit to to broaden and upgrade its wine range.

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Shurvinton to replace Forrest at GK

18 Sep 2018

Greene King has appointed former Pizza Hut chief operating officer, Wayne Shurvinton, as managing director for its Pub Partners tenanted and leased division.

Gilliland to step down from M&B board

14 Sep 2018

Stewart Gilliland is to step down from the board of Mitchells & Butlers to focus on his roles as chairman of C&C Group and non-executive director at Tesco.

Jackson swaps Côte for Zizzi

14 Sep 2018

Ruth Jackson has departed her role as people director at Côte Restaurants to take on the same role at Zizzi, MCA understands.

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Ford steps down as Bill’s COO

14 Sep 2018

Graham Ford, the former Jackson & Rye and Benito’s Hat chief executive, has stepped down as chief operating officer of Bill’s, the Richard Caring-backed chain, MCA has learnt.

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Magnall steps down as St Peter’s Brewery CEO

13 Sep 2018

Steve Magnall is to step down as chief executive of Suffolk-based St Peter’s Brewery after three years in the role.

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TGI Fridays appoints marketing director

13 Sep 2018

TGI Fridays UK has appointed Al Gounder, formerly McDonald’s, as its new marketing director

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Derkach steps down as EAT chairman

12 Sep 2018

John Derkach, the former chief executive of Tragus Group and managing director of Costa Coffee, has stepped down as chairman of EAT, the food to go chain, MCA understands.

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Bistrot Pierre co-founders take a step back

12 Sep 2018

Robert Beacham and John Whitehead, the co-founders of Bistrot Pierre, the Livingbridge-backed French restaurant group, are to take step back from the business and take on non-executive roles, MCA understands.

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Burnett promoted at Poppleston Allen

12 Sep 2018

Licensing law firm Poppleston Allen has promoted solicitor Steve Burnett to an associate.

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