Sport's stadia caterer Lindley Group has appointed Jonathan Davies to the newly created role of sales and marketing manager.
Davies joins from BaxterStorey where he was sales manager, playing a key role in winning the catering contract for London's Wigmore Hall, while also heading up the bid team for the company's interest in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympic games.
Prior to that he worked for boutique London caterer Couture where he progressed to commercial director, acquiring a number of contracts including Pinewood Studios, Manchester Museum, Didcot Arts Centre and the People's History Museum.
In his new role at Lindley Davies will be responsible for business expansion in a number of key areas and report to sales and marketing director Paul Biffen.
Adam Elliott, who joined the Lindley Group as chief executive officer last autumn from Elior, where he was managing director concessions, said: "We have a wealth of seriously good and extremely talented individuals drawn from a variety of hospitality backgrounds, all of whom are very focused and committed, and have a real desire to contribute to the future success of the business.
"With Jonathan's appointment we are adding to this talent pool as we aim to take the Lindley Group on to a new level by extending our reach and penetration into more areas of the leisure industry."
Davies started his career as executive trainee with Gardner Merchant (now Sodexo) and he has also worked for Elior as strategic sales manager.
By Janie Stamford
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