BBPA and D&D London’s The Avenue appointments

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By Becky Paskin

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Andy Tighe, the BBPA's new director of brewing
Andy Tighe, the BBPA's new director of brewing
The BBPA appoints a new director of brewing, while D&D London’s newly refurbished the Avenue appoints a new head chef

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has appointed a new director of brewing to succeed Dr David Long who retired this week after 29 years with the BBPA.

Andy Tighe moves into the position from his previous post of deputy director, and will be a ‘key advocate’ for the issues affecting the brewing sector.

Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the BBPA, said: “Andy will be a key addition to our senior management team and I am delighted to welcome him to this new role. He has a huge knowledge of the workings of the brewing industry, and already has a proven track record.

“I would also like to express my thanks to David Long. He has made a huge contribution to the sector, and will be very much missed by the many who have worked closely with him.”

D&D London's the Avenue appoints new head chef

Meanwhile, D&D London has appointed a new head chef to oversee the kitchens of the Avenue in St James’s, London, when it reopens later this month.

Mikko Kataja joins the Avenue from Launceston Place, where he worked under head chef Tristan Welch, and has prior experience at the Orrery in Marylebone and the Mirabelle in Mayfair.

Upon its reopening on 18 January, the newly-refurbished Avenue will serve Kataja’s modern British menu he describes as combining ‘clean and complimentary flavours in a way that is approachable and appetising.’

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