Leading pub group bolsters BDM team with heavyweight appointments
Leading community pub group Admiral Taverns has strengthened its team of business development managers (BDM) with two key appointments.
The award-winning group has recruited two highly experienced operators, Karl Czinege and Alison Martinez, who between them, have almost 60 years’ experience and knowledge of working in the pub industry in a variety of management and field support roles.
Commenting on the appointments, Head of People Development, Suzanne Smith said: “The BDM is the linchpin role within any leased and tenanted pub business – success lies entirely in the quality of the operators. As such, we are delighted to have appointed Karl and Alison to further strengthen our team. Both bring with them a wealth of knowledge, and their experience within the industry means we are confident they will make an immediate impact.”
Czinege has worked in various roles at Marston’s and Greene King, while Martinez has held business development roles at Vianet Group, Punch Taverns and Young’s.
On joining Admiral, Czinege – who was awarded the Orange Award for Bright Business at the National Business Awards in 2004 and was named ‘Employee of the Year’ on two occasions at Marston’s – said: “I am delighted to be joining one of the top pub companies, one that has such a refreshingly positive and flexible approach to the sector.”
Czinege will support Admiral Licensees in Birmingham and the Potteries, whilst Martinez will take responsibility for the South Birmingham and Worcestershire area.
Martinez added: “I am really looking forward to working in the pub industry again – I started off working behind the bar at both Wetherspoon and Young’s pubs, so I know first-hand what it’s like to work front of house. I have a strong belief that a pub should be at the heart of the community and with the help of Admiral, I know we will be able to help licensees grow their businesses.”