Big Table Group appoints new HR director

The Big Table Group, operator of Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge, has appointed Debbie Moore as the company’s new HR Director.

Moore, who will start on 15 February, has more than 25 years’ experience in senior HR positions in retail and hospitality, having worked as Head of HR at Arcadia.

She has also been HR Director for companies including the Post Office, Spirit Pub Company, The Restaurant Group and GLH Hotels – where she worked with Big Table Group CEO, Alan Morgan – as well as Prezzo, and, most recently, Boparan Restaurant Group.

CEO Alan Morgan said, “Debbie is a customer-focused HR Director with a wealth of experience across the sector, and a great ability to bring out the best in people. I’m delighted to welcome her to the Big Table Group and look forward to working with her again.”

Last year, the Big Table Group announced its intention to open 50 new restaurants and refurbish 70 sites over the next three years, investing in excess of £50m and creating 1,250 new jobs in the process. The group’s ambition is to invest £35m in new openings, which would take the estate to 200 restaurants across the UK, while the company intends to invest a further £19m to refurbish its restaurants, with 70 major renovations in the pipeline.