Peter Dowding has been appointed as new country director in the UK & Ireland for Subway.
He will work with a team of development agents to help to drive the ongoing growth and expansion of the brand.
Dowding has worked in the retail and drinks industries for more than a decade and his CV includes major international brands such as Carlsberg, Britvic Soft Drinks and Coffee Nation (now part of Costa).
In his previous role as managing director of yoghurt bar brand Yoomoo, he developed a franchise business across the UAE, Thailand and several European countries, as well as launching a supermarket take-home range after selling the brand to a major European company.
He has worked across service operations, sales, logistics, business development, new product development and call centre management, and has worked with suppliers across the globe to develop products and services to meet the needs of customers.
“The brand is one of the largest and best-known franchise brands, with more than 2,300 stores across the UK and Ireland. I see my role as facilitating further sustainable growth, with both individual and multi-unit owners, as well as our corporate partners,” said Dowding.
Justin Goes, regional director - Europe, added: “We are delighted to welcome Peter to the Subway team to head up the development of the brand in the UK and Ireland. He brings with him a wealth of valuable experience across the retail and drinks industries, as well as relevant franchising expertise, which will be invaluable as we continue to grow the business.”
There are more than 2,300 Subway stores open across the UK and Ireland, and more than 44,000 stores in over 110 countries.