Enterprise Inns first operations director for its Bermondsey Pub Company managed vehicle, Karen Baskett, has left her role after less than a year, MCA understands.

The company said it was now recruiting for a replacement for Baskett and expected to make a further announcement in the next couple of weeks.

Baskett joined Enterprise in September 2015 after four years as retail director of Harvester.

There are currently 21 pubs within the Bermondsey portfolio with plans to grow the estate to 25-30 pubs by the end of the financial year, then up to 100 by the same month in 2018 and up to 200 by 2020.

The company is currently exploring a second retail concept within Bermondsey estate, after admitting that its value-led Friends and Family offer had not achieved the desired level of returns. The five sites currently operating under the model will be reassessed.