Be At One, the specialist cocktail bar group, has appointed Kimberley King as its first head of training.

The company said that King, who joined Be At One as a trainee bartender in 2010, will find the best training solutions to support the growing business and ensure each one of the 410 staff employed at the group’s 32 bars has a development plan.

Be At One has invested more than £6,000 in each of its trainee bartenders, taking them through an intensive nine-week programme.

King has moved through various roles at the Piper-backed group to become central learning and development manager, where she worked primarily on site openings, classroom training, inductions and e-learning.

She said: “Through my various roles at Be At One, I have been fortunate to meet everyone who has joined the business, taking them through the induction process. Watching them grow has been a source of great pride and I cannot wait to continue to train and inspire people in my new role.”