Vue International has appointed Kevin Styles into the newly created role of Managing Director to lead the growth and development of its UK & Ireland business.
Kevin joins from American Golf where he was CEO. He has previously held similar positions at Habitat, Best Buy and Trade Depot (Kingfisher Group). Prior to this he was Marketing Director at Thresher Wine and also Thomas Cook Travel.
Kevin will report to the Vue International Executive team comprising of CEO & Founder Tim Richards, Deputy CEO & CFO Alan McNair and COO Steve Knibbs. He will take up his position from July 21st 2014. He will have day to day P&L responsibility for Vue’s UK & Ireland business which comprises 83 state of the art multiplexes with 790 screens and a net turnover of over £310m per annum. The creation of this new role means that the International Executive team can increase its focus on expansion through the identification and acquisition of the highest quality assets and companies.
Commenting on the appointment, Tim Richards said: “We are absolutely delighted to have attracted such a talented and experienced leader to our growing team. Kevin’s experience and expertise in Retail and Marketing will help us to achieve our ambition to be the UK’s best and most highly respected cinema brand. This appointment also marks the next stage of our growth as a European-wide company with Managing Directors now in each of our three major territories – UK, Germany and Poland”.
Kevin commented, “I am really looking forward to joining the Vue team at this exciting time in their growth story. The opportunities for the business are adapting all the time, with the advent of digital projection and the growth of social media. I look forward to helping what I can see is already a highly experienced and talented UK and Ireland team grow and develop even quicker”.