The Barkby Group has appointed Rupert Bagnall as the operations director of its Barkby Hospitality division.

Bagnall previously worked at Witshire based brewer and pub operator Wadworth and Co. for 13 years, most recently as operations director.

Prior to Wadworth, he held roles at various pub and hospitality businesses including Young’s, Yard Glass Pub Company and Regent Inns.

He has also been nominated for a number of awards including the Publican Morning Advertiser Awards and Licensee of the year.

Bagnall will replace former operations director Stephen Cook, who is to step down with immediate effect to pursue other business interests.

“I am delighted to welcome Rupert to The Barkby Group,” said Rupert Fraser, managing director of the group. “He is a veteran of the hospitality industry and his extensive experience and award-winning management of successfully integrating, growing and launching new acquisitions will benefit us greatly as we expand our offering in the hospitality space.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Stephen Cook for his efforts during his time at Barkby.”

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