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Bistrot Pierre appoints industry expert as COO

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Bistrot Pierre, the French restaurant group backed by Livingbridge, has appointed Nick White as chief operating officer. 

The former managing director of Bella Italia starts his new role from 30 October in the midst of Bistrot Pierre’s rapid expansion programme backed by private-equity firm Livingbridge.

In the last 12 months the business has almost doubled in size having successfully opened restaurants in Mere Green, Altrincham, Mumbles, Kidderminster and Middlesbrough. The expansion plan continues with around five new openings a year planned throughout 2018 and 2019.

Nick has been working with the Bistrot Pierre group on a consultancy basis since January 2017 after stepping down from the Casual Dining Group where he spent five years leading the reinvigoration of the business and subsequent expansion.

Nick White commented:

“I am delighted to be joining this fantastic business at such an exciting time with significant plans for the future. I have built a strong relationship with the team at Bistrot Pierre over the last few months working with them as a consultant.

“Bistrot Pierre is all about great value French cooking and seasonal menus served up in an outstanding environment. The team have a passion which is not only infectious, but it has created something very special and a bit of a hidden gem in the crowded UK market. When I was asked to take on a permanent role, I had no hesitation and I am excited about the journey ahead."

John Whitehead and Robert Beacham, founded the business in 1994.

Co-founder Rob said:

“We are both delighted to have someone with Nick’s experience join the team. We have been working with Nick recently and his positive impact has been significant and we look forward to him joining the Board in late October.”

 

 

 

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