Hammond is Barchester’s new managing director

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Barchester Healthcare has appointed Tim Hammond, currently managing director of TGI Fridays, a family restaurant business, as managing director. Mike Parsons, current managing director, has been promoted to the newly created role of group chief executive at Grove, the parent company of Barchester, which owns a number of other care businesses. Mr Hammond joined Whitbread, parent of TGI Fridays, in 2001 as corporate development director, charged with seeking new business growth opportunities including international expansion for David Lloyd Leisure, Premier Travel Inn and Costa. He was appointed managing director of TGI Fridays in 2004 and has returned the brand to strong volume growth on the back of all-time high customer satisfaction. Prior to that Mr Hammond worked for Unilever, where he spent 16 years in a variety of roles including chairman of Lever Egypt in Cairo. He has also spent three years at McKinsey & Co. Mike Parsons said Mr Hammond’s appointment to the helm of Barchester would bring a relentless

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