Paul Goodgame has been promoted to managing director of The Chesterford Group with James Lipscombe moving to CEO, effective as of 1st April 2020.
James Lipscombe, current managing director of the 40-strong fish and chip chain, which includes the Churchill’s, fishnchickn and Bankers brands, said: “I am incredibly proud of Paul’s achievements and it proves that if you have the talent, passion, ambition, work ethic and entrepreneurial ability, anything is possible within our business. To be able to promote somebody that started as a team member into the MD position is something we are all very proud of and once again proves how passionate we are about developing the people within our business.”
Commenting on his appointment, Paul Goodgame said: “Having worked for the company for 26 years I could not be more proud of becoming managing director. When I first started my career with TCG this is something that I could have only dreamed of and to be given the opportunity by James and the board to continue to develop our fantastic business is something that I relish. I have worked incredibly hard and loved every minute! I am truly excited to be entrusted with the future development of the business as we enter our next phase of growth.”
Having seen the business’s like for like sales growing at 9% year on year with a string of new openings coming in the next 12 months, Paul is taking over at an exciting time for the business.
James adds: “I am certain that the business will go from strength to strength under his safe stewardship. I will be moving to CEO where I will be focussing on new business, sales and marketing and building my personal brand to create more opportunities for our business. I could not be more proud of Paul and more excited for the journey that lies ahead.”