Côte, the Jane Holbrook-led restaurant brand, has made a number of new appointments to strengthen their senior team.

David Murdin joins as CMO. He is formerly of BA, Whitbread and Costa most recently held an interim role as CMO at Wagamama. Jo Fawcett will stay to support on a part-time basis.

Richard Tallboy joins later this Summer as chief information officer. Richard spent 15 years working at TRG and Wagamama where he revolutionised the digital experience for the teams and guests.

Adelle Taylor returns as operations MD after a year off. Taylor started as a general manager in 2010 and has worked in a number of roles across the business including area manager, operations director and director of change. Keith Lloyd who joined last summer as MD has stepped down.

Holbrook said: “Over the last few months we have been making great progress on our evolution process with new menus, crockery and uniforms. Our estate wide refurb programme has now started with some great early results, and Côte continues to have brilliant food, service and people. I’m delighted that we are able to keep investing in top talent and we are all really excited about the arrival of David, Richard and Adelle.”

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