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Withey & Vedi are pleased to announce the following appointments:

  • “We are pleased to announce the appointment of a Facilities Manager on behalf of Casual Dining Group operating some of UK’s favourite restaurant brands including Bella Italia Café Rouge, Las Iguanas, La Tasca etc.”
  • “For The Ivy Collection – a new client whose restaurants bring the inimitable service and vibrant surroundings for which The Ivy, since 1917, is loved and revered to a select group of upmarket brasseries and neighbourhood cafés, we have successfully recruited a Maintenance & FM Manager in a newly created role.”
  • “We have successfully recruited on behalf of The Restaurant Group plc a Pub Acquisitions Manager to acquire suitable sites for Brunning & Price in the South.”
  • “On behalf of Chipotle Mexican Grill Europe, the American chain of fast casual restaurants specialising in tacos and burritos we have successfully recruited a Head of European Construction & Facilities.”
  • “On behalf of The Restaurant Group plc whose brands include Frankie & Benny’s, Chiquito, Coast to Coast, Joe’s Kitchen and Brunning & Price etc we have successfully recruited a Group Estates Manager to proactively manage their market leading assets.”
  • "We are pleased to announce that Clare Watts was awarded the Certificate in Recruitment Practice (QCF) – Level 3 by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) on the 28th January 2017."
  • “We have successfully recruited on behalf of Wagamama – UK’s leading pan-Asian casual restaurant chain a Senior Acquisitions Manager.”
  • “For Wagamama – UK’s leading pan-Asian casual restaurant chain and a distinct, well established and award winning brand, we have successfully recruited a Head of Estates.”
  • “We have recruited for Prezzo Ltd – a highly successful, reputable and leading casual dining group, a Head of Property Design & Development.”
  • “On behalf of Brasserie Bar Company which operates within the premium casual drinking and dining market in the UK with two core formats:  Brasserie Blanc – the French brasserie business and The White Brasserie Company – a quality pub dining business, we have successfully recruited a Project Manager in a newly created role to manage the delivery of both new and refurbishment projects.”
  • “For The Azzurri Group – the market leader in the Italian casual dining sector, operating Ask Italian, Zizzi and Coco di Mama we have recruited a Project Manager to manage the delivery of both new and refurbishment projects to time, cost and quality.”
  • “WAGAMAMA – a distinct, well established and award winning brand that offers nourishing, fresh pan-asian food we have recruited a Head of Construction & Development to lead new restaurant developments and manage refurbishments in the UK and USA”.
  • We have now successfully recruited a Location Planning Manager – Property for our established client – The Restaurant Group plc whose brands include Frankie & Benny’s, Chiquito, Coast to Coast, Garfunkels, Joe’s Kitchen, Brunning & Price and trg concessions.
  • For Wagamama – UK’s leading pan-Asian casual restaurant chain we have successfully appointed a Head of Maintenance & Facilities.
  • On behalf of Prezzo Ltd, a new client and a highly successful, reputable and leading casual dining group now owned by the global private investment Firm TPG we have recruited a Group Property Director.
  • For Mothercare plc – a new client and a leading global retailer for parents and young children we have recruited a Group Construction Manager to deliver both new and refurbishment projects to time, cost and quality.
  • On behalf of EAT – one of the leading brands in the Food and Coffee “to go” market we have successfully recruited a Head of Acquisitions & Portfolio Management.
  • For Azzurri Restaurants Ltd (formerly Gondola Restaurants Ltd) we have recruited a new Acquisitions Manager who will be tasked to identify and acquire new sites for Ask Italian and Zizzi Restaurants.
  • We have successfully recruited for Brunning & Price – the award winning Pub Restaurant Group which is part of The Restaurant Group plc, a Pub Acquisitions Manager – South in a newly created role.
  • CHILANGO – who are leading the Mexican Food revolution and have exciting plans to further grow their estate in London and throughout the UK, we have recruited a Head of Property in a newly created role.
  • On behalf of a new client, Domino’s Pizza Group Ltd we have successfully recruited an Acquisitions Surveyor – South to assist them in growing their estate.
  • We have now recruited another Senior Acquisitions Manager for Casual Dining Group (formerly Tragus Group) the group behind household restaurant brands Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge who want to aggressively grow the business.
  • For Pizza Express who are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year and who are now owned by Chinese Private Equity firm Hony Capital, we have recruited a new "Head of Acquisitions."
  • For Brunning & Price – the award winning Pub Restaurant Group which is part of The Restaurant Group plc we have successfully recruited a Pub Acquisitions Manager – North.
  • We have successfully recruited an Acquisitions Manager for Tragus, the Group behind the Cafe Rouge and Bella Italia chains.
  • On behalf of Young’s – a well established and leading Pub Company with traditional values and a contemporary approach, we have successfully appointed a Project Manager to manage both new and refurbished development schemes for their Managed Houses division as well as Geronimo pubs.
  • On behalf of Brasserie Bar Co, a new client which operates within the premium casual drinking and dining market in the UK, with two core formats: Brasserie Blanc and The White Brasserie Company we have successfully recruited a new Maintenance and Facilities Manager.
  • For Young & Co, a well established and leading Pub Company with traditional values and a contemporary approach we have appointed an Acquisitions Manager to acquire new sites for their Managed Houses division as well as Geronimo Pubs to meet the company’s growth strategy.
  • We have successfully recruited an Estates Manager for Arcadia Group to proactively manage the existing portfolio across their renowned brands within a geographical region.
  • On behalf of The Restaurant Group whose brands include Frankie & Benny’s, Chiquito, Coast to Coast, Garfunkel’s and Brunning and Price, we have successfully recruited a Project Manager to manage the delivery of both new and major refurbishment projects.
  • For Arcadia Group – An established retail powerhouse with nine prestigious brands and a growing international presence we have successfully recruited an Acquisitions Manager to acquire stores for Arcadia’s retail properties.

    On behalf of New Look Retail, one of the most well recognised fashion brands in the UK with high spontaneous brand awareness we have appointed a Head of Group Property Services.
  • We are pleased to announce the appointment of a Property Director on behalf of Byron Hamburgers Ltd – the highly successful and rapidly expanding chain which has raised the bar for the quality of the high street burger. The business is part of the Gondola Group the market leader in the UK casual dining sector which also operates Pizza Express, Zizzi, Ask Italian and Milano.
  • We have recruited a Project Manager on behalf of Tragus Group, one of UK's largest casual dining businesses with over 300 sites across the UK operating primarily under the Café Rouge, Bella Italia and Strada formats and Brasseries under the brands Huxleys, Belgo, Amalfi, Potters and Ortega.
  • For Novus Leisure Ltd - UK's largest privately owned bar and restaurant operator, we have successfully appointed an Estates Manager in a newly created role.
  • We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Head of Acquisitions on behalf of Novus Leisure Ltd which operates 52 bars and restaurants mainly in London's West End and City.  Novus has more than doubled its profit over the last three years and is looking to acquire a further 30 sites in London.
  • On behalf of Arcadia Group Ltd one of UK's leading privately owned fashion retailing businesses with c2100 owned stores and a growing international presence with nine different brands - BHS, Top Shop, Top Man, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Outfit and Wallis, we have successfully recruited a Head of Property.
  • We are pleased to announce the appointment of a Head of Construction, Engineering & Equipment Supply on behalf of Marks & Spencer plc - one of UK's leading retailers, to lead and manage their Construction Programme to support their business strategy and deliver the capital plan to budget/capital expenditure requirement.
  • We are pleased to announce the appointment of a Project Manager for Capital Shopping Centres Group plc the leading specialist developer, owner and manager of pre-eminent UK regional shopping centres.
  • For La Senza Ltd - UK's leading lingerie retailer, we have successfully appointed an Interim Property Director.
  • We have appointed on behalf of La Senza Ltd - the leading lingerie retailer with stores in premier retail destinations, a UK & Eire Retail Facilities Manager.
  • We have successfully handled the appointment of a Facilities & Cost Manager on behalf of Paddy Power one of the fastest growing gaming organisations. Their retail business is expected to grow by c 40% per year for at least 3 years.
  • We are pleased to announce the appointment of a Group Property Director on behalf of Best Buy Europe a joint venture between Carphone Warehouse the UK's largest mobile phone seller and Best Buy Co Inc the largest consumer electronics retailer in the world.
  • On behalf of Greene King plc we have successfully appointed a Property Surveyor who will be part of a team responsible for maintaining a portfolio of managed and tenanted properties.
  • On behalf of The Restaurant Group plc one of UK's largest independent restaurant groups operating Frankie & Benny's, Chiquito, Garfunkels, Brunning & Price - a Pub Restaurant Business as well as over 50 sites in its Concessions Division, we have appointed a Project Manager to handle both new store and refurbishment projects across their estate.
  • On behalf of Greene King plc, one of UK's renowned brewers and pub retailers, we are pleased to announce the appointment of a Property Divisional Manager.
  • We have appointed on behalf of Gondola Group the operators of Pizza Express, Ask, Zizzi and Byron Restaurants, a Group Development Manager to manage the delivery of refurbishment capital expenditure projects and new projects across all their brands.
  • We are pleased to announce the appointment of a Group Facilities Manager on behalf of The Restaurant Group one of UK's largest independent restaurant groups operating over 367 branded restaurants and pub restaurants. Their principal trading brands are Frankie & Benny'Â’s, Chiquito, Garfunkels and Brunning & Price as well as over 50 sites in its concession division which trades principally on major UK airports.
  • We are pleased to announce two appointments; Disposals Manager and an Acquisitions Manager on behalf of Arcadia Group Ltd the UK'Â’s leading fashion retailer.
  • We have successfully handled two appointments; Portfolio Asset Manager and an Acquisitions Surveyor on behalf of Gap UK for their newly formed European Real Estate Team in London.
  • On behalf of Footlocker Europe BV part of Footlocker, Inc, the biggest and fastest growing sports fashion retailer catering to the youth of Europe, we have successfully recruited a Manager, Facilities Services Europe based in The Netherlands who is responsible for maintenance, repair and general upkeep of all their European stores, regional offices, European Headquarters and the Distribution Centre.
  • For a new client, Primary Asset part of The MedicX Group a leading developer of purpose designed and quality built primary care premises throughout the UK, we have successfully recruited a new Property Manager.
  • An Estates & Development Manager and a Building Manager (Maintenance) for a new client and a new sector for Withey & Vedi. The Cognita Group is the largest provider of independent education in the UK, and currently operates over 40 schools.
  • An Asset Manager on behalf of Tragus Holdings who have over 240 sites across the UK serving over 16 million meals every year. Their brands include Cafe Rouge, Bella Italia, Strada, Amalfi, Abbaye, Oriel, Potters, Belgo/Bierodrome.
  • On behalf of a new client, Merlin Entertainments, we have successfully recruited a Property Director who will primarily be responsible for the management and optimisation of the Group'Â’s worldwide real estate portfolio. Merlin Entertainments operations include Madame Tussauds, Chessington World of Adventures, Legoland, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Sea Life Centres etc as well as a number of theme parks and attractions operating internationally.
  • An Acquisitions Manager for The Restaurant Group (TRG) one of the UK's largest and most respected independent restaurant chains, operating c300 restaurants across the UK predominantly in leisure locations and airports. Its primary brands are Frankie & Benny'Â’s, Chiquitos, Garfunkels and Blubeckers.
  • A Head of Property for EAT - The Real Food Company - which is aggressively expanding its estate.
  • A new Group Estates Manager joins the Property Team at Gondola, completing a trio of appointments for the successful casual dining group.
  • An Acquisitions & Disposals Manager for Monsoon a design led retailer selling women's, children's and men's clothing and accessories, homeware and gifts from a portfolio of over 400 Monsoon and Accessorize stores throughout the UK and Eire.