Byron CEO Simon Wilkinson steps down

Gavin Cox was named as his replacement.

Simon Wilkinson has stepped down as CEO of fast food chain Byron, with Gavin Cox named as his successor.

Cox previously worked at food companies including Adelie Foods, McCambridge Group and Street Eats.

Famously Proper, the owner of Byron, said Cox’s expertise will aid the development of the burger brand as well as Mother Clucker, the fried chicken brand it acquired earlier this year​​.

Wilkinson joined Byron three years ago and and helped the business when it was acquired by Famously Proper in 2020 in a pre-pack administration.

“We thank Simon very much for his hard work and commitment to the business and wish him the very best for the future,” Sandeep Vyas of investor Calveton, and chairman of Famously Proper, said.

“As the company shifts into the next phase of its development and expansion, we are delighted to have Gavin Cox at the helm, and we will continue to execute on our strategy of building a category leading platform delivering great experience to our consumers through destination restaurants and frictionless on demand digital access to great tasting food.”

Join QSRMedia UK community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!

The restaurant will have a floor dedicated to takeaway transactions.
It is seeking franchisees interested in single or multi-unit operations immediately.
The pizza franchise already has over 500 stores in the UK.
The pop-up arrives roughly five months after the chain tried one in Cologne, Germany.
The chain’s rollout of outlets will see them reach nearly 100 UK sites by the end of summer 2022.
The chain, whose city centre outlets were hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions, describes the move as the next step in its ‘transformation” strategy.
This will be the brand’s 74th UK restaurant opening.
Flipdish UK country manager Fionn Hart makes a case for digital interface solutions as an answer.
The CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index predicts continued inflation over the remainder of 2021.
It is slated to have 100 restaurants over the next five years as part of a master franchise deal.
Its founder says the chain’s on the road to recovery.