In addition to the Executive Directors, the following senior managers are considered relevant to establishing the appropriate expertise and experience for the management of the business.
Alex joined the business in August 2018 as Group Property Director. Prior to this Alex was the property director at the Deltic Group. During his career Alex has held a number of property-related roles starting in private practice for the likes of CBRE, with more recent client-side roles at Holland & Barrett as group head of estates and Halfords PLC. Alex has a degree in real estate management and is a member of the RICS. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the Property and Development function, from the acquisition and fit-out of new sites to the ongoing maintenance and refurbishment programme and all other estate matters.
Andy joined the business in 1998, having graduated from Leeds University, where he studied civil engineering (BEng (Hons)). He has worked in a number of operational roles within the group, including bar management and area management. Andy was promoted to Regional Operations Manager in 2013 and to Operations Director – Revolution North in 2018.
Clinton joined the business in 2008 as a general manager after beginning his career with Fat Cat Café Bars. He has been responsible for the development and delivery of the brand and operational elements of Revolución de Cuba since its inception in 2011, and has overseen the opening of 16 trading sites, with a further three in development.
Fiona joined the business in April 2015 as People Development Director. Prior to this Fiona was HR director for five years at Grosvenor Casinos, a division of Rank Group. During her career she has held a number of HR roles starting in financial services then moving to the civil service before her time at Rank Group, where she was part of a team leading the acquisition of Gala Casinos in 2013. Fiona has a degree in business studies and human resource management and is a Fellow of the CIPD.
Kate initially joined the business as a catering consultant in June 2013, becoming the Group’s Director of Business Development in October 2013, with a remit including food management, advance sales and customer insight. Kate was promoted to Sales Director in May 2017 and then to Sales and Marketing Director in January 2018.
Her career began at Whitbread plc in the commercial drinks operations of Beefeater and Brewers Fayre. She moved to the Laurel Pub Company, creating and heading the food development, supply chain and buying team there. Kate then worked as Roadchef’s retail catering director, before moving back into the licensed trade and heading the food team and, subsequently the pre-booked sales team at Barracuda. Kate has a degree in international management with hospitality from the University of Brighton.
Mark joined the business in September 2018 from Mitchells & Butlers, where he had been operations manager for three years. Mark has spent his career in hospitality running late-night venues, pubs and bars. Prior to joining Mitchells & Butlers, Mark was an area manager for Laurel and Stonegate Pub Company.
Myles joined the Group as a consultant in June 2013 and became a permanent employee in December 2013. Prior to joining the Group, Myles was head of sales and marketing at Barracuda Group and prior to that held a number of roles at First Leisure Corporation plc, including marketing manager and brand manager, spending 11 years with each business.
Myles was promoted from Trading Director to Commercial Director in January 2017. Myles is responsible for procurement, drinks retail strategy, reward and recognition programmes and commercial supplier agreements and relationships.
Simon joined the business in January 2018. Simon was previously Managing Director of Delaware North in the UK managing the food operation for very large contracts such as Wembley stadium, Arsenal Emirates stadium and several premier racecourses. He has worked for over 20 years in food and customer experience.