Krispy Kreme UK has named finance head Richard Cheshire and chief operating officer Rob Hunt as joint managing directors following a restructure.

The company said the move would help it double its presence in the UK over the next five years. It plans to launch 10 new stores this year, beginning with sites in Liverpool and Cardiff.

Cheshire has been with Krispy Kreme since its launch in the UK seven years ago. Hunt joined the brand three years later.

“This announcement and the appointment of Rob and Richard to these new roles will ensure the continued success of Krispy Kreme and reinforces our long-stated intent to see talent promoted from within,” said Krispy Kreme UK chairman Haven Burke. 

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