Two promotions and the appointment of a new contracts manager have been announced as part of Catering Design Group’s (CDG) restructuring.

Mike Sinclair, the group’s principal design consultant, has been promoted to the position of design director and Gemma Strong has been promoted from project designer to design consultant.

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The business has also appointed Kevin Broadley as contracts manager.

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This comes after several high profile contract wins for CDG.

Philip Howard, MD, said: “Mike has so much respect within both the industry and with his colleagues.

“Over the last 23 years, he has been intrinsic to our continued success and this promotion is testament to his passion and knowledge.”

He added: “It has been an absolute pleasure watching Gemma evolve into a truly creative and inspiring designer over the last 4 years.”

“I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Kevin to the business. His extensive 30-year retail expertise will hugely complement our diverse range of in-house skills,” Howard concluded.

Sinclair worked exclusively within the catering and hospitality industry for the past 30 years and with CDG for 23.

The company said that he has been the driving force on many high profile projects including Bentley Motors, Royal College of General Practitioners, as well as the ‘Bonfire’ restaurant at the Barbican centre, which is nominated for the 2016 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

CDG detailed that Broadley brings a wealth of retail expertise to the role of contracts manager, having worked in the shopfitting and interiors sectors for over 30 years.

He joins CDG from DG Professional Interiors, where he was responsible for driving new business.

In his time with the business, Broadley successfully completed fit-out projects across numerous clients, including Toms Kitchen and Potbelly – an American fast-food eatery in Westfield Stratford, London.

Strong started her career as a junior interior designer with the Archi-tekt Partnership before joining CDG in 2012 to work across a wide portfolio of clients within the catering and hospitality sectors.

In 2015, she was promoted to the position of project designer before progressing to her current role as design consultant.

In addition to internal promotions, CDG has recently welcomed back Tansin Blankley, who completed a 1 year placement with the business in 2015, and has now returned with a first class honours degree in Interior Architecture & Design from Nottingham Trent University.

The company is also welcoming Alisha Mistry to the company from the same university and course on a 1 year placement.