Bennett Hay recruits director of operations

Leo Coates has joined Bennett Hay as director of operations to oversee the caterer’s 35 contracts. He will oversee its hospitality experiences across a portfolio of clients comprising notable corporate workspaces, estates and landmark destinations.

Coates has significant experience in the workplace sector having previously worked for Restaurant Associates, Vacherin and CH&Co. He joins Bennett Hay at a time when the company is promoting and recruiting new team members to support a return in confidence and maturation of hybrid working. 

“I’m delighted to be on board with Bennett Hay who I’ve watch grow into one of the key players in hospitality over the last decade,” said Coates. “The workplace is back, it’s different and it’s time to address an exciting new era.”

Anthony Bennett, one of Bennett Hay’s founders, added: “Leo is a huge asset who brings significant experience, a mindset for innovation and genuine care for his team. He is the perfect fit to lead our operations division.”

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