HUMAN RESOURCES | Staff Reporter, UK

Papa John's appoints new Franchise Sales and Business Development Manager

Phil Gaffer will be responsible for franchisee recruitment as Papa John’s continues to expand throughout the UK.

In addition, two new staff have been appointed to the business development team to help oversee new store development and John Mott, who joined Papa John’s in 2012 as construction and development manager, has been promoted to development director.

Previously, Phil Gaffer has been a board member of the British Franchise Association and has held senior positions at franchise organisations including: Premier Sports Ltd where he was instrumental in the recruitment of Premier Sport franchisees for four years. He has also worked at BCR Associates, The Financial Management Centre and most recently he was franchise manager for retail fabrication kitchen and bathroom business: Trend Transformations.

Phil Gaffer said, “I am excited to be joining Papa John’s. The company is heavily focused on growth and this aligns with my own values and passion for franchising. I am looking forward to making a significant contribution to the ambitious development plans which are in place for the UK. My aim is to promote the positive lifestyle prospects that owning a Papa John’s franchise represents and how this can easily be achieved for committed, high calibre individuals looking for a quality investment opportunity."

“The strengthened team reflects the need to support our franchisees as we open more UK stores,” said Gareth Davies, regional vice president for Western Europe.

“We are now delighted to welcome Phil Gaffer to our Papa John’s family. Phil is a franchise sector expert with a proven background in franchise recruitment, business development and operational management. Almost 20 years’ experience in franchising ensures he is well-placed to guide new Papa John’s franchisees through our recruitment and comprehensive training process step-by-step, in order to uphold our brand values and world-recognised: ‘better ingredients, better pizza.’ concept.” 

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