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Published on : Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Costa, the nation’s favourite coffee shop, today announces the appointment of Jason Cotta as Managing Director, Costa UK & Ireland.
Jason has extensive retail experience having worked as Operations Director, International and Development for Travelodge and Operations Project Director for Care UK. He was also Operations Manager for TGI Fridays.
Since joining Costa in 2010, Jason spent two years as Operations Director for Costa UK Equity stores and two years as Managing Director for Costa Retail from 2013. In 2015 he took responsibility for the Costa EMEA business, with accountability for Costa businesses in Poland and Latvia, France and Singapore as well as Costa’s International Franchise operations.
Commenting on the appointment Christopher Rogers, CEO of Costa says: “In his new role Jason will be looking to capitalise on UK opportunities for growth, building the brand and delivering for our customers. Jason has delivered outstanding results in his previous roles at Costa and brings with him a wealth of relevant experience to support the UK business at this important stage in its development”.
In his new role Jason will have overall responsibility for The UK and Ireland. The role has an extended remit that also covers Corporate Franchise, Proud to Serve and Ireland, in addition to the existing UK retail estate of equity and Individual Franchise operations.
The appointment takes place with immediate effect.