New ops director for Bermondsey Pub Company

Enterprise Inns has appointed Richard Woodward as the new operations director for its managed division, the Bermondsey Pub Company.

Woodward joined Enterprise in June 2014 as divisional director. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including ten years with McDonald’s, where he had various roles including regional manager, followed by ten years at Punch Taverns as a regional manager and later regional operations director.

In his new role, Woodward is responsible for leading operations at the Bermondsey Pub Company, which currently comprises 26 pubs, driving business performance and overseeing its expansion as part of Enterprise Inns’ five-year strategic plan.

Enterprise Inns group commercial director, Paul Harbottle said, “Richard has been a fantastic asset to our business since he joined two years ago and has been responsible for several innovations that have significantly enhanced our operations in the West Midlands. He was an obvious choice for the role as operations director for the Bermondsey Pub Company.”

Woodward added, “I am thrilled to have this exciting opportunity to grow our managed business at this key stage in its development. The Bermondsey Pub Company is a fantastic group of pubs and we’re working with a great team. So far business has been strong and the future looks even better. I am looking forward to working with the team to build on this success as we head into a period of expansion. We aim to have 200 pubs by 2020.”