Group appoints David Campbell as operations director

David Campbell Operations Director The Inn Collection Group

Expanding pubs with rooms operator The Inn Collection Group has announced the appointment of David Campbell as operations director.

Campbell, who was operations director at The Coaching Inn Group, joins the 23-site group at a pivotal time as the company begins a new phase of business expansion through acquisitions and organic growth.

Managing director of The Inn Collection Group Sean Donkin said: “David is a phenomenal hospitality professional and an outstanding operations director.  Not only is he passionate about the sector and its people, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise into the group at a fundamental time of growth for us.


“We have an active pipeline of new sites coming on the horizon and David’s appointment is a statement of intent as we enter what is a dynamic new growth phase. We are looking forward to working together with him as we continue our expansion strategy which is to grow in sites and operations where we can add value, while continuing to build and nurture our exception team of people at all levels.”

Campbell, who has over 25 years’ experience in the trade and was part of the senior teams at Greene King and Mitchells & Butlers said: “It’s exciting and very rare in these times to see a company with such a story of growth as The Inn Collection Group has. It’s a tremendous time to be joining the company and supporting with an operational platform that will facilitate the further success of what is a fantastic business, while being humble enough to understand we have work to be done in what is a challenging environment.”

“It’s a pleasure for me to be part of that journey and bringing The Inn Collection Group’s vision to life and setting us up for further success.”

Campbell’s announcement follows The Inn Collection Group’s acquisition of several new sites across the north of England, including The Park in Tynemouth, North Tyneside; The Carlton in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire and The Wateredge Inn and The Waterhead Inn in Ambleside, Cumbria.

The Inn Collection Group launched its debut Wearside site, The Seaburn Inn on Sunderland seafront earlier this week.

Backed by Alchemy and supported with banking through OakNorth, the group’s estate list includes further venues in Northumberland, Cumbria, County Durham, Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Its Eat, Drink, Sleep and Explore pubs-with-rooms brand features food-driven pubs with rooms in exceptional sites across the north of England.