Previously the group operations manager, he will have full responsibility for the leadership and development of the company and play a key role in meeting its aggressive growth goals.
Bistro Qui? co-founder Mark Friend said: “Ian’s commitment, experience and contacts in the local food and drinks scene are second to none and we are thrilled to make this appointment. Appointing someone of Ian’s calibre to the position is a great endorsement of our strategy and ambition.
“Ian, stepping up to the role of managing director will help deliver Bistro Qui’s strong expansion plans along with maintaining current high standards. He brings with him incredibly strong knowledge and experience which will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans.”
Bistro Qui? currently has seven venues in Liverpool – Bistro Pierre, Bistro Jacques, Bistro Franc, The Hub Alehouse & Kitchen, Button Street Smokehouse, The Refinery and Chicha Peruvian Street Kitchen plus Bistro Jacques in Shrewsbury.