BaxterStorey hires Arran McDowell as people director

BaxterStoreyHospitality provider BaxterStorey has appointed Arran McDowell (pictured) as people director, as of this month.

According to the business, McDowell will spearhead its people-first approach by building on BaxterStorey’s established culture of engaged and talented employees.

He has experience in both the UK and across the globe, having spent 15 years with Elior as its UK HR director, he also held roles at Carphone Warehouse and HSBC Group.

McDowell said: “BaxterStorey has seen incredible growth, and this is thanks to the teams who have been given the support and guidance to be innovative and bring their ideas to life. Hospitality is an incredibly diverse and exciting industry to work in, and I look forward to working with the people team, and wider business, to build on our talent attraction and find more future stars of foodservice.”

Ronan Harte, chief executive of BaxterStorey, added: “Our people are crucial in every aspect of our business, therefore strong leadership in our people team is fundamental to delivering a people first employee proposition that celebrates creativity, ambition, inclusivity, and an obsession for great hospitality. I am therefore delighted that Arran has joined the BaxterStorey leadership team.”