Independent pub operator Punch Retail has appointed Joyce Woodrow as its new HR director. Punch Retail has more than 1,000 licensed premises throughout the country, ranging from community locals to fashionable nightclubs.
In her new position she will be responsible for driving the company's recruitment, training and personnel programmes.
"We have a broad spectrum of people, ranging from pub managers and bar staff to head office personnel. A key part of my role is to ensure that Punch attracts and retains the very best people through imaginative and effective training, incentive and bonus scheme programmes," explains Woodrow.
She began her career as a graduate trainee at Whitbread before moving to Scottish & Newcastle as HR manager. In her last role, as HR director at Ladbrokes, she was responsible for developing and implementing an HR strategy throughout the company from retail outlets to head office.
At Punch Retail, Woodrow hopes to create a training and development and reward programme that wins recognition in the industry. "Punch Retail has a hard work culture, but the rewards are there for those who succeed and we are committed to providing the best tools to help individuals exceed their goals," she says.
Woodrow is looking forward to the flotation plans for the business.
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