Former Mitchells and Butlers acquisitions head joins Ei Group

Ei are the largest pub company in the UK with around 5,000 properties
Industry
24/07/2017 - 08:18
Ei Group plc, formerly known as Enterprise Inns, has hired Greg Parkes as its new commercial property director as Richard Broadribb leaves the pub company after 16 years.

Parkes, who has spent the last 12 years with Mitchells and Butlers, will be charged with ‘overseeing the growth strategy’ of Ei Commercial Properties’ 300 plus sites across the UK.

Parkes said: “I’m relishing the challenge of this new role and the diversity it brings. I have been in the industry for 12 years and will be calling on my experience to grow the Ei Commercial Properties business unit during what is a very exciting time for Ei Group.”

During his time as head of acquisitions at M&B, Parkes oversaw purchases for the company’s All Bar One, Miller & Carter and Toby Carvery brands.

Commenting on the appointment, Julia Poulson said” “We’re delighted to have Greg on board to help drive growth across Ei Commercial Properties.

“He is highly experienced and the perfect candidate to build on the excellent platform Richard has created. Richard leaves with our very best wishes for the future.”

Founded in 1991, Ei Group currently operates 4,300 pubs across England and Wales, while its commercial properties division manages a portfolio of assets leased to third parties.

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