Saturday, December 14, 2019

German Doner Kebab promote current UK MD to spearhead drive across Europe

Daniel Bunce, managing director of UK and Europe at German Doner Kebab

German Doner Kebab has promoted Daniel Bunce to the position of Managing Director of UK and Europe.

Daniel, who joined German Doner Kebab in January 2018 as UK Managing Director, has been tasked with leading the brand’s expansion across the continent having successfully spearheaded their ambitious growth strategy within the United Kingdom.

As well as heading up German Doner Kebab’s current stores within Great Britain and Ireland, Daniel will play a crucial role in growing the brand footprint across the continent.

GDK is currently rolling out aggressively across the Middle East, Europe and USA, with over 700 franchises already signed-up to the brand globally.

German Doner Kebab CEO Imran Sayeed highlighted the impact Daniel has made since joining the brand 18 months ago, having led the impressive growth strategy throughout the UK.

He said: “Throughout his time at German Doner Kebab, Daniel has proven himself as a key

component in our drive for expansion and continued growth across the UK.

“This promotion recognises the role of Daniel as being a true driving force behind our growth and highlights the pathway that exists for employees to work their way up into senior positions within company.

“Daniel undoubtedly has the skills and experience to now spearhead German Doner Kebab’s push for an increased prominence within the European market, in the way he achieved in the UK.”

Daniel brings vast experience to his new role. Having previously lived in the Middle East for 13 years, he held the position of CEO of Hospitality at Sharaf Group, Business Development and Franchise Director at UAE-based Slick Yogo, and Area Manager at MKM Wafi Hospitality.

Previous to this, he had over 20 years’ experience in the UK Hospitality market.

Daniel said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me, while continuing to represent and help grow the German Doner Kebab brand.

“It is an exciting time to be expanding the role with German Doner Kebab and moving further afield into new markets, which I know we will thrive in.

“It marks the end of an incredibly busy 18 months where we have grown from our initial 11 UK stores, to a total of 40 by the year end. Along the way, we have also increased the team, in order to support our franchise partners and help the business grow within the UK.

“This is just the beginning of another exciting chapter in the German Doner Kebab story.”

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