29 June 2012 09:45
Pizza franchise Papa John's has announced it has strengthened its property and franchise department with the appointment of Stuart Yates as acquisitions manager for the UK and Jonathan Mott as construction and development manager. Both new recruits will support franchisees in the opening of new stores. This news follows the recent announcement that Papa John's aims to open a further 25 stores by the end of the year, taking the total number of Papa John's outlets to over 200 in the UK. "We are proud to welcome two such experienced professionals to our team," confirms Dave Galvin UK franchise sales manager, Papa John's. "Stuart Yates' area of responsibility is to secure new premises and arrange suitable leasehold agreements on behalf of our franchisees while Jonathan Mott, will manage and coordinate the complete planning and fit out process of stores, up to the delivery to the new franchisee."Mr Yates, a chartered surveyor, previously spent four years as estates surveyor for William Hill the bookmakers and prior to that was a graduate surveyor for the civil service. Jonathan Mott, also a chartered surveyor, previously spent six years at Colliers International – Papa John's retained property consultants.