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Contractor Bennett Hay marks International Women’s Day with appointment

8th Mar 2023 - 08:36
Zoë Watts
Zoë Watts has been promoted to managing director of Bennett Hay where she will be responsible for ‘bold growth plans and continued operational excellence’.

Zoë joined Bennett Hay as business development director in the summer of 2021 and has secured new clients, retained existing business and lead on marketing across Bennett Hay’s portfolio of workplace catering contracts.

Commenting on her appointment, Zoë said: “The past two years have been incredibly energising and inspiring as we’ve innovated and adapted to meet the shift in the workplace and our clients’ needs.

“Bennett Hay has been a force in championing, challenging and reimaging the norms of 9 to 5 – and we’ve grown a fantastic team across our business to help us develop our new proposition. Robin and Anthony’s ownership, and our financial independence means we can be agile and adventurous, and I’m honoured to be leading their business as we embark on our next chapter.”

Zoë was ‘instrumental’ in securing the appointment of Leo Coates, director of operations and Candice Webber, culinary director, to join the leadership team. She previously worked for Vacherin and Tate Catering as well as heading up events and catering at The Natural History Museum.

Founder Anthony Bennett, commented: “Zoë has been instrumental in driving the business and reinforcing our culture and values. Robin and myself are delighted to be handing over the reins and to seeing her enthusiasm and tenacity take us to the next level. We will continue to be involved in the business by focussing on our specialisms and giving Zoë any support and mentorship she may require.”

Written by
Edward Waddell