CH&Co Group has made a series of appointments and promotions as part of its strategy to drive strong growth for its commercial division, which includes the brands Ampersand, Ampersand Events and Chester Boyd.
Ritson will be responsible for generating organic growth with the existing customer base, retaining all current contracts and driving future growth opportunities. He was previously business director at Bartlett Mitchell where he was responsible for central London business and Inn or Out Events.
Poynter will support Hurley and Smith to develop menus. Their focus will be on ensuring the culinary teams continue producing innovative, seasonal dishes using fresh, quality ingredients with provenance that reflects the latest culinary trends.
Robin Bidgood, managing director of CH&Co Group's commercial division said: "The changes within the team will enhance our ability to deliver innovative food and service and meet our goal of being the caterer of choice in the commercial catering market. They will also help us attract new employees to our team and develop talent. The commercial division is stronger than ever and our clients, new and existing, will benefit from our expertise and innovation, whilst we continue to maximise growth opportunities for the business."
CH&Co Group is a independent catering and hospitality group with 6,000 employees and operates at over 700 locations across the UK and Ireland. CH&Co Group provides catering and service to a portfolio of clients including: ZSL London Zoo, Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; London's revered livery halls; and Historic Royal Palaces such as Kensington Palace and Hampton Court.
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