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Searcys appoints Matt Thomas as managing director

Searcys would like to announce the appointment of Matt Thomas as their new managing director. Matt will start with the brand from the 1st of November and will oversee a handover period from the out-going managing director, Chris Maddison.

Chris joined Searcys in 2010 as sales and marketing director before moving into his current role in April 2014.  Whilst as managing director Chris led the successful integration of Searcys with WSH.  Since then Searcys has embarked on an investment program into its venues, systems and people.  This investment has improved the delivering of outstanding occasions to its guests across its portfolio of twenty-nine restaurants, bars, visitor attractions and events venues.

Alastair Storey, CEO of the WSH Group said, ‘I would personally like to thank Chris for his leadership over the last two years. Searcys is a remarkable brand with an exciting future. In Matt we have appointed an individual who will continue its growth and look to deliver excellence for its guests and partners.’

In the last three months Searcys has extended agreements with a number of its long term partners including Allen & Overy, Vintners’ Hall, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace and the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Matt Thomas joins Searcys having held a number of positions within WSH.  Matt says, ‘This brand remains both timeless and elegant.  I am excited by the future of Searcys and we will remain fully focussed on delivering wonderful food and great service, in iconic surroundings.  We will also stay true to the values with which have long been held important, in turn caring for our teams and guests.  It is these things and more that will allow us to realise our full potential in the years ahead.’

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