Arc Inspirations fills new role of People & Culture Director

Premium bar operator, Arc Inspirations has announced the appointment of Nazareen Johnson as its new People and Culture Director, a new role to support Arc Inspirations’ commitment to putting people first at the heart of its business.

Johnson joins Arc Inspirations with over 25 years’ experience in a number of senior HR and people roles at leading businesses including Next, Morrisons and Asda.

Prior to her appointment, Nazareen served as Head of Learning and Development and then Head of Business Change at Pets at Home, which has been previously been voted the Sunday Times Best Big Company to work for, where she was responsible for leading HR and business transformation initiatives.

Arc Inspirations aims to provide the finest guest experience through the recruitment and retention of exceptional people who embody its culture. Nazareen’s role focuses on the development of Arc Inspirations employees across the business, helping harness fantastic talent as well as development programmes which support employees with personal and career progression.

Arc Inspirations Co-Founder and CEO Martin Wolstencroft said, “We’re thrilled to have Nazareen come onboard and join the Arc family. She embodies the passion and values we have here at Arc and brings with her a unique wealth of knowledge and experience which will be invaluable as we look to build our team and grow the business.”

Johnson said, “I’m delighted to be joining the wonderful Arc team and to build on what’s already a great culture. I want to add value through unlocking talent, and help to make a difference throughout after what’s been a tough year for the hospitality sector.

'Martin and the team have created a truly innovative business with a winning culture and passion at its core and I instantly had a sense of belonging.

'Arc offers fantastic rewards and incentives for its teams which makes it stand out from the rest. I’m excited to help people make a career for themselves within this fantastic industry and at a wonderful business like Arc Inspirations.”