Paul UK has confirmed that Maxime Holder – president of the international arm of the bakery chain – will take responsibility for the UK, following the departure of Jean-Michel Orieux.

MCA revealed yesterday that Orieux was stepping down as chief executive of Paul Bakery’s UK and US operations.

He will stay on at the group, as a non-executive director of Paul International, which operates c700 units.

The group currently has 38 sites across the UK.