Knowles succeeds Harte at Holroyd Howe

Holroyd Howe has named Lucy Knowles as its new managing director. Starting the position in the new year, she succeeds Ronan Harte who was recently appointed as chief executive of BaxterStorey, which is also part of Westbury Street Holdings (WSH).

Knowles joins Holroyd Howe with 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and is looking forward to building on the existing success of the business. For six years, she held the role of group marketing director at SSP, where she led an agenda of brand, concept and menu innovation

Alastair Storey, chairman of WSH, said: “I am delighted to welcome Lucy into the business. She brings with her a wealth of experience and a passion for food and nutrition.”

Knowles added: “Food development has been an important part of my career to date. I am very excited to work with the Holroyd Howe team to deliver continued innovation and creativity for the pupils we serve in independent schools.”

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