BaxterStorey celebrates people-first culture with new senior appointment

Independent hospitality catering group, BaxterStorey has appointed Arran McDowell as People Director.

Spearheading the hospitality business’ people-first approach, Arran will build on BaxterStorey’s established culture that celebrates craft, creativity, and an obsession for great hospitality through engaged, and talented, people.

Chief Executive Ronan Harte made comment, “Our people are crucial in every aspect of our business, therefore strong leadership in our People team is fundamental to delivering a people first employee proposition that celebrates creativity, ambition, inclusivity, and an obsession for great hospitality. I am therefore delighted that Arran has joined the BaxterStorey leadership team’.

Arran shared, “BaxterStorey has seen incredible growth, and this is thanks to the teams who have been given the support and guidance to be innovative and bring their ideas to life. Hospitality is an incredibly diverse and exciting industry to work in.

'I look forward to working with the People Team, and wider business, to build on our talent attraction and find more future stars of foodservice”.

Arran brings with him experience in both the UK and globally, following 15 years with Elior as UK HR Director, and most recently in a Group role which saw him champion best practice across countries. Prior to this, Arran has held roles at Carphone Warehouse and HSBC Group.