Crussh Fit Food and Juice Bars has started the search for a new CEO. The move comes after, following almost four years at the helm, CEO Shane Kavanagh recently announced that he will be leaving in order to take on a new challenge.
During this four-year period, Kavanagh has led Crussh from being a 28-store London high street business to an estate of 35, including the brand’s first sites outside London, in Birmingham and Bristol. He has also forged landmark franchise partnerships with SSP and Sodexo, initiated an exclusive retail range with Sainsbury’s, and introduced workplace catering in WeWork across London.
Crussh executive chairman Jonathan Hart said: “Under Shane’s leadership, Crussh has successfully evolved a strategy of franchise, concession and product supply that is now delivering significant results. In tandem with this, he has navigated the core business through the most turbulent times ever faced by London’s food-to-go marketplace.
“We have an outstanding team and I would like to thank Shane for creating a great future for Crussh and for leading the business with such passion and energy. He leaves with our best wishes.”
Kavanagh will depart at the end of February, retaining an advisory position while a new CEO is recruited. In the meantime, Hart will lead the business and, together with the rest of the senior team, pick up his responsibilities.