On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Matt Jenkinson and Jack Whitehead

The Cat and Wickets Pub Company, owned by ex-England cricketers Harry Gurney and Stuart Broad, has ade a quartet of appointments.

Jack Whitehead has been promoted to head of operations at the pub company. Previously the general manager at the company’s Upper Broughton-based pub, the Tap & Run, Whitehead will now oversee the day-to-day running of both pubs owned by The Cat & Wickets Pub Company.

Matt Jenkinson has been hired as the new general manager of the Tap & Run. Having worked at the likes of Little Britain Pub Company and Ragdale Hall, he also previously held the position of catering manager at Leicester City Football Club.

The pub company has also hired Callum Crisp as chef de partie at The Griffin Inn, following its recent seven-figure renovation which saw an expansion of the current kitchen, and Paul Jones as head chef at the Tap & Run.

Gurney saod: “Very exciting things are happening across both of our pubs, and Stuart and I are so pleased to be bolstering our team to support our growth plans. Both pubs are not only known for their buzzy atmosphere and great food, but they’re known for their incredible team who provide great customer service every single day.”

Broad added: “I’m delighted by this suite of new appointments across both of our pubs and we are thrilled to welcome Matt, Callum and Paul to the company. I’d also like to congratulate Jack on his new position, which is thoroughly deserved and will further strengthen our ability to deliver excellent customer service time and time again.”

The Cat & Wickets Pub Company currently comprises two premium gastro pubs: the Tap & Run in Melton Mowbray; and The Griffin Inn based in Swithland, Leicestershire.

Jordan Glover

Derby-based outsourced IT and telecoms specialist Link ICT has appointed Jordan Glover as a business administrator.

Glover has an Honours Degree in Law from Keele University and previously worked for Enterprise Flex-e-Rent, a sister company to Rent-a-Car dealing with fleet vehicle contract administration.

He said: “One of the main reasons for joining is because the working environment is endlessly kind and caring. From the moment I was interviewed to being sat in my new chair for the first time, everyone has made me feel valued, cared for and that I am an important part of the team. This isn’t a feeling you get at every company. The role also provides me a huge opportunity to advance my career and gaining more experience in purchasing and customer and supplier relations.”

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