Restaurant group Vapiano has appointed Phil Sermon as its UK managing director.
Sermon, 49, has more than 25 years' experience in the catering and hotel industry, having worked with companies including JD Wetherspoon, Hilton Hotels and Sodexo.
He said: “I am looking forward to my new role with Vapiano. My main focus will be on expanding the business in London and throughout the UK, one of the key markets that Vapiano has identified for major investment over the next five years.”
Vapiano, which has its headquarters in Bonn, Germany, operates more than 100 restaurants in 25 countries, including two in the UK (both in London).