Dobbies appoints Robert Cook as board advisor

Company: Dobbies

Hospitality professional, Robert Cook, has joined Dobbies Garden Centres as a board advisor to support the strategic development of its restaurant business.

A seasoned hospitality CEO, Robert has led a number of the UK’s hospitality and leisure businesses including TGI Fridays, Malmaison & Hotel du Vin, and Virgin Active.

Robert Cook said: “Dobbies restaurants have something for everyone, serving thousands of customers every week. For so many people, a visit to Dobbies is not complete without a stop off to enjoy the great food and drink on offer.

"I’m looking forward to supporting the team to strengthen the offering and ensure customers have the most memorable experiences possible.”

David Robinson, CEO of Dobbies, said: “Robert has worked for some of the biggest and best names in UK hospitality and we’re delighted to have him share that wealth of industry knowledge and experience with us. Our restaurants are at the heart of our business with significant opportunity for growth.”

Dobbies has 77 stores across the UK, employs 3,800 people.

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