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Crussh CEO steps down & new leader sought for next phase of growth

Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars today starts the search for a new CEO to lead the brand on its next stage of development. After almost four years at the helm, Crussh CEO, Shane Kavanagh, is leaving to take on a new challenge.

During this four-year period, Kavanagh has led Crussh from a 28-store London high street business, to an estate of 35, including the brand’s first sites outside London, in Birmingham and Bristol. He has forged landmark franchise partnerships with SSP and Sodexo, initiated an exclusive retail range with Sainsbury’s, and introduced workplace catering in WeWork across London.

Crussh Executive Chairman Jonathan Hart is full of praise for the job Kavanagh has done in leading the transformation of the healthy food and juice chain during his tenure.

Hart said, “Under Shane’s leadership Crussh has successfully evolved a strategy of franchise, concession and product supply, which is now delivering significant results . In tandem with this, Shane has navigated the core business through the most turbulent times ever faced by London’s food-to-go marketplace.”

“With the prospect of rapid growth for our product supply business, we now have a fantastic opportunity to develop Crussh as a national and international FMCG brand alongside our company-owned, franchise and concession stores.

'Crussh has the potential to significantly build on its leadership in the healthy food-to-go sector and we are looking forward to finding someone with the skills and experience to take Crussh onto this next exciting phase of our development.

“We have an outstanding team at Crussh and I would like to thank Shane for creating a great future for Crussh and for leading the business with such passion and energy. He leaves with our best wishes.”

Kavanagh leaves his role at the end of February retaining an advisory position whilst a new CEO is recruited. In the meantime, Executive Chairman Jonathan Hart will lead the business and, together with the rest of the senior team, will pick up Kavanagh’s responsibilities.