Colin Hughes has been appointed CEO of Irish-owned pizza chain Four Star Pizza.
Operating out of the company’s headquarters in Dublin, Hughes will be responsible for the successful leadership and strategic direction of the Four Star Pizza brand, and will oversee all of the chain’s operations, and develop and implement business plans to maintain and grow its overall performance in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Hughes is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast and has a prize-winning Executive MBA from Cranfield University School of Management.
He previously held senior executive positions at a number of hospitality industry companies including Subway, Pret a Manger and Barburrito, as well as at Marks & Spencer and Wyevale Garden Centres.
Hughes stated, “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Four Star Pizza business at such an exciting time.”
He added, “This is a terrific opportunity to lead the brand to greater things and we have ambitious growth plans to make this happen.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting new colleagues and working together to support and deliver for our franchisees and customers.”
Four Star Pizza Ireland opened its first store in Crumlin, Dublin, in 1986. It employs more than 1,000 people across 60 stores on the island of Ireland, including 15 in Northern Ireland.
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