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Costa appoints Jason Cotta as new UK and Ireland MD

12 May 2016 by
Costa appoints Jason Cotta as new UK and Ireland MD

Whitbread-owned coffee shop brand Costa has appointed Jason Cotta as managing director of Costa UK & Ireland.

Cotta has previously worked as operations director, international and development for Travelodge and as operations project director for Care UK. He was also operations manager for TGI Fridays.

He joined Costa in 2010, and spent two years as operations director for Costa UK Equity stores and two years as managing director for Costa Retail from 2013. In 2015 he took responsibility for the Costa EMEA business, with accountability for Costa businesses in Poland and Latvia, France and Singapore as well as Costa's International Franchise operations.

He will report to Dominic Paul, whose appointment as the new managing director of Costa overall was announced last month.

Commenting on the on Cotta's move, Christopher Rogers, CEO of Costa said: "In his new role Jason will be looking to capitalise on UK opportunities for growth, building the brand and delivering for our customers. Jason has delivered outstanding results in his previous roles at Costa and brings with him a wealth of relevant experience to support the UK business at this important stage in its development".

Costa now has over 2,000 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,880 shops in 30 overseas markets. There are also now more than 4,275 Costa Express self-serve machines in the UK.

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