Loungers Announce Three New Key Appointments

Loungers, the leading operator of all-day café/bar/restaurants across the UK under the Lounge, Cosy Club and Brightside brands, has announced the appointment of Kate Eastwood as the new Lounge Managing Director.

Kate joins from her current role as Ops Director at Fuller’s where she is responsible for over 100 pubs in London and the South. Prior to Fullers, Kate held Director level roles in Food, Sales and Marketing at Revolution Bars Group plc and a number of other operators. Nick Collins, Loungers’ CEO said “We have got to know Kate well over the last few months and I am excited about the impact she will have in our business.”

This announcement coincides with current Lounge MD Justin Carter assuming a new role of Group Managing Director in his ninth year with the business, taking responsibility for all three brands in Lounge, Cosy Club and Brightside.

Continuing the weeks announcements, Loungers also welcomes Stephen Marshall as Chief Financial Officer. Stephen has worked in senior finance positions in a variety of industries. He was most recently CFO of e-Scooter company, Pure Electric, and was previously CFO of Nisbets, the catering equipment supplier. Stephen also spent five years in senior finance positions at Dyson including as interim CFO. He will commence his position with Loungers on 23rd April.

Loungers, which has ambitions to open at least 30 sites a year across its brand portfolio, has recently opened its 218th Lounge site, Sarto Lounge in Sidcup. It will open its latest site – the Barolo Lounge in Yeovil’s High Street – on Wednesday 10 April.