Continued development

Director hire ‘fantastic coup’ for Buzzworks Holdings

Buzzworks Holdings, the independent Scottish restaurant and bar operator, has welcomed a people director to the business.

Carole Lamond, who has over 20 years’ experience in personnel and people development, has joined the family business to help oversee employee development and retention.

With its head office in Prestwick, Buzzworks currently operates 11 venues across Ayrshire and the east coast, employing more than 500 staff. 

Ms Lamond joins from Tesco Bank where she held a number of HR positions. She has worked in financial services for more than 20 years in a number of strategic and operational roles including talent acquisition, talent management, business transformation, reward and capability.

Kenny Blair, managing director at Buzzworks Holdings, said: “Securing Carole as our new People Director is a fantastic coup for the business, with the role our most senior appointment to date.”

Ms Lamond said: “I view joining Buzzworks as going back to my hospitality roots, with a team that cares passionately about their people and their customers, and I’m looking forward to ensuring we continue to attract and retain the best talent within the industry, whilst helping to influence our strategic direction and build on the continued success of the company.”

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