By Angela Green, Content Executive: Bennett Hay marks International Women’s Day with MD appointment.
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Zoë Watts will take the helm at Bennett Hay at the start of April and will be responsible for the independent hospitality business’s growth plans and operations.
Watts joined Bennett Hay as Business Development Director in summer 2021 and has continuously secured new clients, retained existing business, and led on marketing and innovation across Bennett Hay. She was instrumental in securing the appointment of Leo Coates, Director of Operations and Candice Webber, Culinary Director, to join the leadership team of Owner Directors Robin Hay and Anthony Bennett, and HR & Wellbeing Director Claire Huish.
Hay and Bennett will remain directly involved and take ownership of corporate governance, strategic planning and key partnerships while Watts focuses on asserting Bennett Hay as a workplace partner of choice.
Zoë Watts commented on her appointment saying: “The past two years have been incredibly energising and inspiring as we’ve innovated and adapted to meet the shift in the workplace and our clients’ needs. Bennett Hay has been a force in championing, challenging and reimaging the norms of 9 to 5 – and we’ve grown a fantastic team across our business to help us develop our new proposition. Robin and Anthony’s ownership, and our financial independence means we can be agile and adventurous, and I’m honoured to be leading their business as we embark on our next chapter.”
Anthony Bennett, founder, comments: “Zoë has been instrumental in driving the business and reinforcing our culture and values. Robin and myself are delighted to be handing over the reins and to seeing her enthusiasm and tenacity take us to the next level. We will continue to be involved in the business by focussing on our specialisms and giving Zoë any support and mentorship she may require.”
Bennett Hay has operated in the workplace management sector since it was founded in 2010.