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Loungers ops director becomes Cosy Club MD ahead of major expansion plans

08 June 2016 by
Loungers ops director becomes Cosy Club MD ahead of major expansion plans

Loungers operations director Jake Bishop has become MD of its Cosy Club brand, as the group prepares to launch its 15th Cosy Club venue.

Bishop, who co-founded Loungers in 2002, will take on the newly created role as the group looks to strengthen the Cosy Club management team ahead of plans to open 100 Cosy Clubs across the UK.

Antony Doyle, regional operations manager for the North West and Midlands, will replace Bishop as Loungers operations director. Doyle has been with Loungers for three years, having previously worked as an operations manager for Jamie's Italian.

Both Bishop and Doyle will report to COO Justin Carter and to Nick Collins, former Loungers MD, who has taken on the title of CEO as part of the management restructure.

Collins said: "As the roll-out of both brands continues, these appointments are a major step in evolving a more diverged management structure suitable for 400 Lounges and 100 Cosy Clubs across the UK. Having Jake, one of the founders, head up the Cosy Clubs is a real signal of our intent and aspiration for this fantastic business."

Loungers has recently opened Centro Lounge in Loughborough and Estero Lounge in Monmouth and will open its 70th Lounge, which will be its 84th site, in Lichfield later this month. Lounge openings in Corby and Derby and the group's 15th Cosy Club in Ipswich will follow in July and August.

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