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03.06.2014, 18:43

Gather & Gather raises Scotland profile with operations director appointment

Appointments, Catering

Mitie, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company, has appointed Richard Fyfe as director of operations for its catering business, Gather & Gather, in Scotland. 

Mitie, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company, has appointed Richard Fyfe as director of operations for its catering business, Gather & Gather, in Scotland. 
 
Ric brings over 30 years’ of commercial management experience to the team, having held a number of senior posts, including regional and director positions at Planet Hollywood and Outback Steakhouse.  His most recent position was an executive role with Mitchells & Butler where he was retail director for Harvester and Vintage Inns. 

Ric will be responsible for managing Gather & Gather’s existing Scottish portfolio, as well as growing the brand in the region.
 
Having spent the last nine years in Scotland, he brings extensive knowledge of the local market and is well-placed to support the ambitious growth plans for the Gather & Gather brand in Scotland over the course of the next 18 months.

Mitie’s catering business re-launched its new trading identity Gather & Gather in 2013.

The business has more than trebled its turnover over the past two years through new contract wins and the acquisition of award winning hospitality company CreativEvents, making it the fastest growing caterer in the UK and Ireland.
 
Allister Richards, managing director of Gather & Gather said:
 
“Ric brings great depth of experience to the team and I know he will be hugely successful in growing the Gather & Gather brand in Scotland. His commercial and retail skills combined with a love of food will also bring a new focus to the Scottish team.  
 
“This is an important appointment for us as we look to build our presence in Scotland and I’m excited about what we can achieve here.” 

Richard Fyfe said:
 
“I am delighted to have joined such a passionate team, who are inspired by great food and driven to make a real difference. I see huge opportunity for Gather & Gather to grow in Scotland, utilising our great people and well-established regional sourcing that really makes the most of our great Scottish produce.”
 
Operating throughout the UK, Gather & Gather focuses on providing an agile, flexible and contemporary service either as a standalone caterer or as part of an integrated facilities management model through the wider Mitie group. 
 
Mitie has been operating in Scotland since 2009.

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