Wahaca appoints new MD

17 Jul 2017

Wahaca has appointed Mark Turner, formerly of Camden Brewery and Innocent Drinks, as its new managing director

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Rosa’s appoints Adair as MD

17 Jul 2017

Rosa’s has appointed Gavin Adair, formerly of Wahaca, as its new managing director, ahead of its next stage of development

Sherman swaps TRG for MOD

19 Jul 2017

MOD Pizza UK, the Sir Charles Dunstone-backed concept, has appointed Marc Sherman, formerly of The Restaurant Group (TRG), as its new acquisitions manager.

Carluccio’s appoints new COO

18 Jul 2017

Carluccio’s has appointed Peter Casey, formerly of SSP UK & Ireland, as its new chief operating officer

Waitrose recruits Burdess as first director of food service

14 Jul 2017

Waitrose is set to ramp up its F&B offer with the appointment of its first director of food service

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Inside track: Next in line

12 Jun 2017

A plethora of changes at the top across some of the UK’s leading and up-and-coming eating and drinking-out groups has thrown up questions on the role of succession planning in the sector and whether private-equity groups are increasingly questioning existing growth strategies and those they have backed to implement them in the face of a challenging trading environment. Mark Wingett gets the thoughts of leading recruitment executives.

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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

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