Anil Alim takes over as head of procurement at the firm and will work with 1,600 different suppliers. The new role comes with a budget for procurement of over £123 million, but with rapid plans for growth this budget is likely to rise significantly in the next 5 years.
Alim will report firectly to finance director (FD) Marc Bradley. Chief executive of Westbury Street Holdings Alastair Storey said he is “delighted” with the appointment and expects Mr Amil to contribute to furthering the company’s purchasing aims.
“Sustainable procurement and the excellent relationships that we have with our supply partners are at the heart of our business,” he explained. “Securing the highest quality fresh seasonal ingredients enables our chefs to use their passion and skills to create exciting nutritious menus.”