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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.”

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