// Boxpark appoints David Gough as chief operations officer to lead its business strategy
// David Gough is the former operations director at Stable Bar & Restaurants (Fuller’s)
// He steps into his new role with Boxpark with immediate effect
Boxpark has announced the appointment of David Gough as its new chief operations officer.
Stepping into his role with immediate effect, Gough will assume responsibility for of Boxpark’s site operations alongside the current head of operations, reporting directly to chief executive Roger Wade.
His role will involve leading and executing the the retail and hospitality property firm’s business strategy, overseeing all commercial aspects, enhancing customer experience, and focusing on training and employee development.
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Gough is the a operations director at Stable Bar & Restaurants (Fuller’s), where he was instrumental in growing the brand to 17 sites prior to selling the business to ThreeJoes Pizza in June.
With a career spanning three decades, his previous roles include operations director for Good Company Inns and Olivo Restaurants, and senior operations manager at Pizza Express where he was responsible for 18 restaurants.
“We are delighted to appoint David to the role of COO – he has a fantastic wealth of experience and skills in not only driving business growth, but in achieving efficiency across all aspects of an organisation,” Wade said.
“As we focus on our growth strategy, David will be instrumental in ensuring everything is in place and that we are meeting our commercial objectives.”
Gough said: “I’ve been a huge fan of Boxpark for a number of years, so it really is a privilege to come on board and join the team.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me to use my experience on a thriving brand which is on the cusp of a transformational stage in it’s growth.
“Despite the struggles facing the hospitality industry, I’m looking forward to bringing Boxpark’s vision to life and building a solid strategy to achieve our goals.”