Bennett Hay appoints director of operations

Written by: Facilitate Team
Published on: 4 Apr 2022
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Leo Coates  [square]Leo Coates has joined caterer Bennett Hay as its director of operations to lead innovations for the new era for workplace hospitality. 

He will oversee the company’s hospitality services across its client portfolio comprising corporate workspaces, estates and landmark destinations. He will oversee 180 staff working on 35 contracts while seeking creative solutions for evolving employee and employer expectations in the workplace. 

Coates has previously worked for Restaurant Associates, Vacherin and CH&Co, and joins Bennett Hay as the company embarks on promoting and recruiting new team members to support the return to work and maturation of hybrid working. 

Anthony Bennett, one of the company’s founders, said: “Leo is a huge asset who brings significant experience, a mindset for innovation and genuine care for his team.”

Coates added: “I’m delighted to be on board with Bennett Hay, who I’ve watched grow into one of the key players in hospitality over the last decade. It’s great to be working for a progressive organisation who places as much value on their people as they do on their clients and contracts.”

Image credit | Bennett Hay