Crispin Holder steps down as chief financial officer of Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

23 April 2018 by
Crispin Holder steps down as chief financial officer of Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

Crispin Holder has stepped down as chief financial officer of the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group.

The group said that Holder, who took the position in October, has been brought onboard to steer the business through the Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA) process.

He was made a company director in January this year, an appointment that was terminated earlier this month.

Earlier this year a CVA was agreed for Jamie's Italian, which saw the closure of 12 underperforming sites.

Oliver was also forced to close Barbecoa in London's Piccadilly and buy a second Barbecoa outlet near St Paul's Cathedral out of administration.

The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group has said Ting Ou Yang has been appointed interim financial director, having previously worked with Busaba Eathai and Wagamama.

Earlier this month the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group announced an exclusive 10-year deal with contract caterer Aramark that will see its restaurant concepts move into workplaces.

Jon Knight, CEO of the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, told The Caterer told that the deal marked an opportunity for the business to expand away from the high street, which has proved a tough environment for operators this year.

Jamie's Italian creditors agree terms of CVA>>

Jamie Oliver group announces 10-year deal with Aramark as it moves into workplaces>>

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