Pub operator The Inn Collection Group is on the expansion trail with a duo of senior appointments.
Expansion plans across the group’s North East stronghold have led to the promotions of Paul Brown as operations manager and Gary Turner as commercial and compliance manager as the company develops its senior team.
Brown, an experienced operations manager who has worked in the sector for 25 years, having held roles at Shearings Holidays and JD Wetherspoon plc, joined the group in 2014 to head up its Cleveland unit, The King’s Head Inn at Newton under Roseberry. He will spearhead operations and drive performance at the seven-unit site, which is set to open an eighth unit in Northumberland - at Amble - later this year.
Turner, who joined the group to manage its 53-bedroom operation, The Hog’s Head Inn in Alnwick, five years ago, has been promoted to take up a new company role of commercial and compliance manager. He brings with him 17 years’ leisure and travel tourism industry experience, working in the sector with Bourne Leisure and Haven.
The Inn Collection Group’s managing director Sean Donkin said: “Both Paul and Gary have been tremendous assets to the company since joining and have been involved in operations that have had significant impacts on our performance.
“Their appointments come at a pivotal time for the Group as we begin to roll out strategic ‘buy and build’ growth plans as part of the company’s continued evolution journey. Both Paul and Gary will play an integral role in our expansion while maximizing trading operations at our existing sites.”
The group currently runs four establishments in Northumberland - The Lindisfarne Inn, at Beal; The Bamburgh Castle Inn, at Seahouses, The Hogs Head Inn, at Alnwick; and The Commissioners Quay Inn, at Blyth.