Lesley Cotton joins Paramount Restaurants as group HR director

Lesley Cotton has joined Paramount Restaurants  as group HR director.

She was formerly group HR director for Holmes Place health clubs, and before that HR director with retailer Morgan UK. Prior to that she spent 18 years with Marks and Spencer.

Paramount Restaurants includes the brands Chez Gerard, Bertorelli, Livebait, Café Fish and Caffè Uno.

Cotton was shortlisted for the Personnel Today HR Director of the Year Award in 2005, and was also listed in the Top 40 HR Power Players 2006.

She said: “I am really excited to be moving into a different sector – from fitness to food! “Having already moved from retail to leisure I have seen that keeping focused on the bottom line, motivating people within their role, and successfully implementing an HR strategy to deliver shareholder value through the people will drive business success.”

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