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Chop'd unveils expansion plans as new chairman appointed

14 June 2016 by
Chop'd unveils expansion plans as new chairman appointed

Healthy eating chain Chop'd plans to expand outside London for the first time, and has appointed a new chairman to help oversee its growth.

Chop'd has secured sites in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool for openings this summer, and will also add to its 11-strong London estate after securing a site at 70 Long Acre in Covent Garden, with two more in the West End in advanced negotiations.

Meanwhile, Miles Templeman, the chairman of pub firm and brewer Shepherd Neame, is to become Chop'd's new chairman.

Templeman is a former director general of the Institute of Directors and non-executive chairman of YO! Sushi. He will continue in his role at Shepherd Neame.

He takes over from Chris Sanders who has been chairman for the past four years.

Templeman said: "I have joined Chop'd at a very exciting time in its development and my aim is to help it grow based on its well-earned reputation for stand-out quality in the healthy eating sector."

Eddie Holmes (pictured right), managing director of Chop'd said: "The appointment of Miles will help us achieve the next stage of our development and, coupled with the new store openings in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, will see us become a national brand."

Holmes added: "Trading has been great for us over the last 18 months as customers concentrate on healthy eating and choosing food with provenance. Our like-for-like sales year to date [excluding store openings of less than 12 months] are currently 12% up."

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