Francis joins the company from Lexington where he worked for close to 10 years, managing numerous prestigious London contracts. Prior to that he worked with the Director’s Table division of Sodexo and before that in the retail sector for John Lewis.
The appointment further strengthens Blue Apple’s London team and part of Francis’s remit is to work with the sales team to drive sales in the London region, with particular focus on hospitality.
Francis also brings with him years of mentoring experience and is passionate about developing young people. He is already working with the HR team, reviewing the company’s approach to its apprenticeship and graduate programmes.
Speaking about his appointment, Francis said: “I’m delighted to be working with Blue Apple, who, despite trading successfully for over 20 years have managed to maintain that boutique operation feel that is rare in the industry today. I’m confident I can help to continue to drive the business forward and win new business in London and I’m looking forward to seeing what I can bring to an already established and successful team.”