- Consumer-focused hospitality group Barkby announced Thursday Stephen Cook had been appointed as Group Operations Director, with immediate effect.

Mr Cook has previously held several senior roles in the hospitality industry including, most recently, at the New Inn, Coln St Aldwyns and The Park Pub and Kitchen, Bedford. He is highly experienced in running all operational aspects of hospitality businesses and has built a strong reputation within the industry for driving and delivering growth, the company said.

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