19095The Bannatyne Group has appointed Drew Brown as its Group Head of Hotels, Food & Beverage.

Drew has considerable experience working within both the hospitality and health and fitness sectors and joins the Bannatyne Group following five years working in senior roles at Whitbread.

He has also worked for Esporta, at a flagship health club, and honed his skills and knowledge as a hospitality and leisure professional at a number of four star hotels.

Drew’s responsibilities will be right across the Group, including developing and overseeing a new food and beverage concept across all the health clubs.   He will also work with the hotels to further build the business and ensure consistency across the portfolio.

Justin Musgrove, chief executive of the Bannatyne Group, said:  “Drew’s wide-ranging knowledge of hospitality and his experience in the fitness sector made him an ideal choice for this important role.

“As a Group we are always looking to build on our offering, including major investment in all our gyms, and Drew will drive changes to the food and beverage offering at our health clubs and work with our hotel teams to further enhance the experience for guests.”

Drew Brown said:  “I am very pleased to be joining the team at the Bannatyne Group.   My past experience in managing change in a business will be invaluable as I look to transform the culinary side of the health clubs to ensure that we continue to lead the way in the sector.

“Ensuring consistency across the whole Group is an important part of my remit and I am really looking forward to what will be a challenging, but incredibly exciting time.”