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< Back to news 10 November, 2014

The Beacon team is growing!

We are pleased to announce that we have welcomed two new members of staff to the team, and are looking forward to the return of Leanne Jarrett as Deputy Head of Purchasing in the New Year.

Andrew Denton joins as Head of Communications for Interchange and Consort Hotels having previously worked as Head of Media for the Yorkshire Grand Départ. He said: “Beacon is a market leader so it’s an exciting time to join the company when there are so many great developments being planned and implemented such as the online ordering platform and new data driven approach to suppliers and customers. I am looking forward to the challenge of a new sector and the opportunity to help Beacon cement its position in the marketplace.”

Rob Payne has joined the team this month from BUPA, as Chief Commercial Officer of Interchange and Consort Hotels, where he will be supporting the sales and marketing functions of both Beacon and Best Western GB. His previous role as Director of Marketing for BUPA means he has a vast range of experience in the healthcare sector and having also worked with East Coast trains, he also has knowledge of the catering sector. Rob will be working closely with the team as we look to extend the services and value we offer to our large range of customers.

And finally, Leanne Jarrett will be returning to the Beacon team having previously worked with us as a Purchasing Manager. Since being away she has worked for DHL in the NHS supply chain, gaining some great experience in the healthcare sector. She will be returning to Beacon in January as Deputy Head of Purchasing, where she will be working with the team to implement the category strategy and improve partnerships with suppliers to benefit our collective customers.