Major changes at WSH

Westbury Street Holdings (WSH) has announced a reshuffle of its top team. From 1st August, Ronan Harte, who heads up the group’s education catering arm Holroyde Howe, will become chief executive of BaxterStorey.

Meanwhile, co-chief executives of BaxterStorey, Noel Mahony and John Bennett, will take up the roles of executive director and non-executive director of WSH respectively. Alastair Storey, chairman of WSH, said of the latter: “He will continue to provide valued support to both Ronan and Noel throughout the transition period.”

Storey explained: “Covid-19 has provided our industry with its biggest challenge to date, and we have taken the opportunity to make some positive changes in the business to support our recovery and provide opportunities for future talent. As a resilient industry, I am confident we will bounce back stronger, and providing opportunities for future talent is essential to this recovery.”

Harte commented: “As chief executive of BaxterStorey, I will be building strong teams and continuing to focus on development opportunities for our people. An entrepreneurial business, the collaboration with other WSH brands allows us to expand our offer, share best practice and provide better experiences for our people, clients and customers.”

Mahony added: “Now is the right time to make positive changes across the business. I am genuinely excited at the prospect of developing increased collaboration with our WSH hospitality businesses, to provide an integrated client solution and a unique and authentic proposition for our customers.”

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