HUMAN RESOURCES | Staff Reporter, UK

Carluccio's appoints Graham Ford as commercial director

Ford was previously the chief operating officer of cafe chain Bill's.

Carluccio’s has officially appointed Graham Ford as its commercial director, commencing 5 November.

The appointment comes as the Italian all-day restaurant group is gearing up to implement its £10 million investment programme after entering into a company voluntary arrangement.

Graham is joining from Bill’s where he was chief operating officer, leading the format transformation project that is currently being rolled out across the chain's estate. Prior to that, Graham was managing director of Jackson and Rye which was successfully sold to Côte in 2017. He has also held senior roles at Tragus (now the Casual Dining Group).

“I’m delighted to secure someone of Graham’s experience for our business at this vital time. His strong industry knowledge and insight will be hugely valuable as we embark on a programme that will revitalise the brand and provide a solid platform for the future," Mark Jones, CEO of Carluccio’s said.

“I am incredibly excited to be joining Carluccio’s at this time of reinvestment and new thinking. I am looking forward to working with Mark and the senior management team to reaffirm Carluccio’s credentials as one of the country’s leading Italian casual dining brands," Ford added.   

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