Carluccio’s strengthens senior team with new additions

Carluccio’s has announced two new appointments as it continues to strengthen its senior management team to support the brand’s ‘Fresca’ transformation programme.

Bruce Craig has started in the newly created role of IT director, responsible for leveraging technology to enhance the customer experience and improve processes. Craig has a wealth of experience, joining from The Restaurant Group where he was head of IT operations.

In addition, Carluccio’s have recruited Marco Barletta as operations manager from Fulham Shore’s Franco Manco. Prior to that, he held operational positions at Jackson & Rye and Strada. Barletta will lead the delivery of the operational elements of the Fresca restaurant investment programme.

Mark Jones, CEO, Carluccio’s said: “2019 is set to be a transformational year for Carluccio’s as we redevelop the business and enhance the offering through our £10m Fresca rollout. Our senior team is integral to its success and I am incredibly excited to be working with some real talent to drive the brand forward.”

Carluccio’s recently brought in Graham Ford (from Bill’s) as its commercial director with Hilary Ansell joining next month (from Gordon Ramsay Group) as marketing director.

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