Catering Design Group appoints two directors

Catering company CDG has appointed business development and creative directors.

Catering Design Group (CDG), the restaurant and commercial kitchen design company for the garden centre and hospitality industry, has created its first creative director and business development director roles.
Drew Keen joins the business as creative director, with the remit to drive and develop the company’s interior design offer. A University of Central England graduate, Keen previously held an associate role for 11-years at the Hunter Patel Creative Group, working with clients including Spirit Pub Company, Punch Taverns and Peach Pub Company.  
Having previously worked for CDG for eight years from 2003-2011 as a project consultant, Claire Smith returns to the business after a four year hiatus at ABDA Design as part of its business development team. An Association of Catering Excellence (ACE) committee member, Smith has worked in the commercial catering and hospitality design sector since 1997. 
In her new role as business development director, Smith will be responsible for cultivating new business opportunities and supporting the development of company sales and marketing strategies.    
Philip Howard, managing director, Catering Design Group said: "We are delighted to welcome Drew to the team and Claire back to the ’family’. These are really exciting times for CDG - we’re expanding at a rapid rate as we continue to develop our client base and win new contracts.  In developing these new roles we are committed to ensuring both existing and new customers are able to benefit from our vast repertoire of in-house skills. 
"Drew brings fresh inspiration, together with over 11-years of expertise as a high-profile designer, which will greatly complement Claire’s unrivalled knowledge and expertise of the hospitality industry."

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