Hook Norton appoints operations manager

Hook Norton appoints operations manager

Hook Norton has appointed Gerard Winder as its operations manager.

Winder joins from Brakspear, where he has spent six years as a business development manager on the tenanted and leased estate. The move, effective from January, will see Winder take responsibility for Hook Norton’s 36 tenanted and two managed pubs, and gives him a place on the company’s senior management team.

“We’re delighted that Gerard is joining us,” says Hook Norton managing director James Clarke. “He has done a great job at Brakspear and brings valuable experience and skills and a fresh approach both to the operations manager role and to our business. I’m particularly looking forward to working alongside him on the senior management team.”

“Gerard has been a real asset to our business and we’re sorry to lose him, but wish him well in his more senior role at Hook Norton, which is very well deserved,” adds Tom Davies, Brakspear chief executive. “He leaves a diverse group of great pubs, run by talented tenants who have all benefited from his help and guidance over the years, and we hope to find another BDM who can offer the same support. Gerard helped tenants to build thriving pub businesses with us and we’re grateful for his contribution to the success of Brakspear over the last six years.”