Peter Dalzell to leave Marston's

By Michelle Perrett

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Marston's: Ralph Findlay says changes make a "leaner, lower cost management structure"
Marston's: Ralph Findlay says changes make a "leaner, lower cost management structure"

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Peter Dalzell is to step down from his role as managing director of Marston’s Inns and Taverns, and from the board, on 29 September.

The move has been made by “mutual agreement” according to a statement from Marston’s.

The company said that the group had decided to “further simplify” the structure of its senior pub management team. The changes had been made to “reduce complexity, management layers and cost, and to ensure that our management is as responsive to our customers as possible,” it said.

Over the past two years, the pub operational management structures have been simplified, with the operational management of Premium Bars and Restaurants, Property and Human Resources being separated out from Marston’s Inns and Taverns.  These functions now report directly into Marston’s chief executive Ralph Findlay. These changes left Destination Pubs and Taverns and Leased Partners within the Marston’s Inns and Taverns operating structure.

The further simplification will mean that Destination Pubs operations director Iain Jackson, and Taverns and Leased Partners operations director Andrew Carlill, both of whom previously reported to Dalzell, will report directly to Findlay.

‘‘The changes we have made create a leaner, lower-cost management structure in pub operations. We remain focused on prioritising quality, service and value while mitigating the impact of well publicised cost pressures affecting the sector,” said Findlay.  

“I thank Pete - both personally and on behalf of everyone at Marston’s - for his contribution and support over many years. Pete has been instrumental in the growth of our pubs business and leaves a strong operational team in place.”

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