New CEO announced for Revolution Bars Group

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Rob Pitcher has been announced as the new chief executive of Revolution Bars Group to lead the bar operator through its “next stage of growth”.

He has over 25 years’ experience within the hospitality sector, most recently at Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) where he was divisional director restaurants, responsible for the Harvester, Toby Carvery and Stonehouse brands.

With his joining date still to be decided, he replaces Mark McQuater who resigned in October after a failed takeover bid by Stonegate Pub Company.

Before joining M&B, Rob held senior positions at several other leading hospitality companies including Bramwell Pub Company, where he was operations and HR director, and Stonegate, where he was operations director.

He was previously at Laurel Pub Company, staying with the part of the business that became Town & City Pub Company before its acquisition by Stonegate. He started his career at Scottish & Newcastle Retail, transferring with the business after its takeover by Spirit Group.

Revolution Bars Group chairman Keith Edelman, who has stepped into an executive role since October, will revert to his previous role as non-executive chairman.

Keith said: “We have undertaken a wide-ranging and exhaustive search for a new chief executive with extensive relevant experience to take the company to our next stage of growth.

“Rob Pitcher’s proven operational experience and leadership qualities with considerably bigger companies will enhance the ongoing development of the Revolution and Revolucion de Cuba brands. The board looks forward to working with him.”

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