Loungers recruits new Cosy Club MD
Loungers, operator of the Lounge, Cosy Club and Brightside brands, has announced the appointment of Lucy Knowles as managing director (MD) of its Cosy Club brand.
Knowles was previously MD of London-based bar chain, Corney & Barrow, later joining SSP as group MD. During her time at SSP, Knowles led brand and menu innovation for over 150 brands and innovated several new concepts. She will officially join the group in September.
Lucy Knowles, MD, Cosy Club
Nick Collins, Loungers’ CEO, comments: "I am delighted to welcome Lucy to the Loungers team. Lucy’s impressive operational and leadership expertise alongside her wealth of experience in branding, food and concept evolution, will bring a huge amount of value to our team. Cosy Club is well placed as we continue to open new sites and out-perform the market, and I am excited for the future of the brand under Lucy’s leadership."
Loungers, which has ambitions to open at least 30 sites a year across its brand portfolio, has recently announced its latest Cosy Club will be opening in Oxford in early October as part of the city's Northgate House development. The group operates 235 sites across the UK including 197 Lounges, 35 Cosy Clubs and 3 Brightside restaurants.