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Travelodge recruits J Sainsbury's man to head up projects

26 March 2007

Budget hotel chain Travelodge has poached a senior developer from supermarket group J Sainsbury's to head up its new head of projects role.

Leigh Mccarron, formerly senior project manager at the supermarket chain, was responsible for delivering projects worth £100m over the last five years.

These included the introduction of chip-and-Pin technology in store and achieving savings of £30m across the group.

At Travelodge, he will be responsible for developing a programme to facilitate the company's growth strategy of opening a new hotel every eight days for the next five years.

Mccarron said: "Even in the retail industry, Travelodge has a reputation for being innovative, efficient and highly progressive in how it operates its low cost model. The business is growing at a phenomenal rate and I look forward to implementing a strategy to make the business even stronger in its delivery."

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