Venners appoints Scott Hulme as new Managing Director
Venners, the UK’s largest hospitality stocktaking business, has appointed Scott Hulme as Managing Director following Steve Mayne’s announcement to retire. As the industry emerges out of one of its most challenging years ever, Venners will head into its 125th year of business with plenty of optimism.
Scott brings with him over 24 years of management experience in enhancing UK hospitality business operations. Having most recently served as Client Services Director and Deputy MD, Scott has built up a reputation for excellent customer service delivery, something which he is keen to bring into his new role as he leads the business into the future.
In the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis, the immediate focus will be on rebuilding activity levels and ensuring the business is well placed to return to delivering the level of strong growth it had achieved in recent years, prior to the disruption of recent months.
Venners’ former MD, Steve Mayne, is finalising handover on 1st October 2020. During his time at Venners, Steve has steered the company to the most profitable year in its history and has carefully guided it through the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as being a passionate advocate of talent-development. Following Steve’s decision to retire and Scott’s appointment, Venners has decided to make some further changes to its senior management team with the appointment of Andrea McCarthy to the Board as Operations Director.
Scott and his team will be setting the pace to maximise the opportunities that exist in the hospitality sector, where Venners prides itself on its ability to help owners and operators maximise profits. Commenting on his appointment, he said “I am excited about the potential this company has to grow and innovate and feel privileged to play such a crucial role going forward. Whilst I’m keen to see our services expand, my primary aim will be to rejuvenate the business as it heads into a new era and to make sure we continue to deliver the superior quality of support that we’re best known for.”
Dan Prickett, Venners Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of parent company Christie Group plc, said: “We have high expectations for Scott, who we are confident is the right person to take Venners forward, supported by a tremendous team across the business. Despite the immediate challenges presented by Coronavirus, I have no doubt the future is bright for Venners.”