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Instore appoints new Director of Business Development

Instore, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s specialist provider of restaurant and cafe food services for high street retailers, has appointed Russell Scanlon as Director of Business Development.

News
Compass Group news team
Thursday 03 July 2014

Russell Scanlon

Above: Russell Scanlon

Russell joins Instore from Lexington where he has been Sales and Marketing Director for four years. He previously worked for Restaurant Associates, the executive dining division of Compass Group UK & Ireland as Business Development Manager from 2008 to 2010.

In this newly created position, Russell assumes responsibility for client sales and marketing within the Instore business– part of Compass’ B&I division, Eurest. The appointment reflects Instore’s drive for expansion as it ventures into new markets, backed by an impressive client portfolio. Russell will be building on Instore’s recent successes – among which is a new contract to introduce coffee shops to 30 Homebase stores around the UK, a partnership with Garson’s Garden Centre and a national award for its offer at Tesco1  – to develop and deliver a business strategy for continued growth. 

Andy Barry, Managing Director for Eurest commented: I am delighted to announce Russell’s appointment; it marks an exciting time for our Instore team. Russell has extensive experience in our industry and brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to help drive our growth. I have no doubt he’ll be an invaluable addition to the team, supporting our market leader status. I wish him all the best in his new role.”

Russell Scanlon said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be back at Compass to work with the Instore team to build upon our success to date in this fast paced market sector. The opportunity to work with the UK’s leading retailers to provide their customers with the very best foodservice solution for their business is a great honour, and a challenge to be relished!

“We have a wealth of knowledge and experience within our team, and work with some of the UK’s leading coffee brands to deliver both fully branded and ‘client bespoke’ solutions to their valued customers and shoppers. I personally cannot wait to lead the team to further successes in the coming months.”

-ENDS-

For more information please contact:
Luke Hanley, Compass Group UK & Ireland
Tel: 01895 554462 / Mob:  07917790040
Email: luke.hanley@compass-group.co.uk

Notes to editors
1. Instore’s best-selling dish at over 170 Tesco cafés won the Best Multiple Foodservice Operator Award at the National Fish and Chip Awards 2014.