He joins Revolution Bars Group from Bistrot Pierre where he held the position of property director for a year. Prior to this role, Clarke was head of property at the Casual Dining Group-owned Las Iguanas for five years.
He will be involved in all aspects of the company’s property strategy, including acquisitions, construction, estate management, maintenance and facilities.
Revolution Bars Group is on course to open six new site openings each year for its brands, Revolution and Revolución de Cuba.
A new Revolución de Cuba has opened in Birmingham this month, with another set for Newcastle-upon-Tyne in June.
Bags of experience
Revolution Bars Group group property director Godfrey Russell said: “I am delighted to welcome Nick to the team. He not only brings with him bags of experience in the sector, but has a proven track record of developing successful pipelines.”
Clarke said: “The company has a reputation for forward thinking and I welcome the opportunity to work with them to help support the next level of growth for the business and be part of its continued success.”
This is not the first change in management at the group as, in February, it recruited Rob Pitcher to the position of CEO.
He has more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality sector. He was previously divisional director of restaurants at Mitchells & Butlers, where he was responsible for Harvester, Toby Carvery and Stonehouse Pizza and Carvery brands.
This appointment meant that Keith Edelman will return to his previous role as the company’s non-executive director.
Last year, there was a fight to purchase the company as both Deltic and Stonegate looked at the chain. However, the proposal by Deltic was rejected and Stonegate failed to receive the number of votes from Revolution Group shareholders to push through the deal.