Derek Mallon, former brand director at The Restaurant Group (TRG), has joined Goals Soccer Centres as an operations consultant.

Mallon stepped down from TRG last year after 14 years with the company, including stints at operations director of Frankie & Benny’s and deputy managing director of Coast to Coast, Filling Station and Joe’s Kitchen.

The 47-strong Goals Soccer Centres is now led by Mark Jones, the former managing director of Grosvenor Casinos, who took up the post at the start of this month.