Homegrown management company JRG Dubai appoints new operations manager

Cowling returns to the group to oversee day-to-day operations across its dining brands: Al Nafoorah, Flow, Pai Thai, Perry & Blackwelder’s, Segreto and Trattoria Toscana
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JRG Dubai, the emirate’s leading home-grown restaurant management company, has appointed Richard Antony Cowling as its new operations manager with immediate effect.

Cowling returns to the group to oversee day-to-day operations across its dining brands: Al Nafoorah, Flow, Pai Thai, Perry & Blackwelder’s, Segreto and Trattoria Toscana.

With more than two decades’ experience within the restaurant and hospitality sector in both Europe and the Middle East, Cowling has been tasked with driving enhanced operational activities across the JRG Dubai portfolio. The British national will also spearhead recruitment and training of new joiners and be responsible for the group achieving KPIs in service standards and financial performance.

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Having first worked with JRG Dubai as outlet manager for The Ivy as part of the pre-opening team in 2011, Cowling has since led a number of restaurants and hospitality groups across the UAE. His most recent role was operations manager at Nakheel Hospitality.

In addition to leading JRG Dubai’s existing portfolio of restaurants, Cowling will work alongside the group’s senior management to further develop the current pipeline of new concepts.

Based at JRG Dubai’s head office, Cowling will report directly to the group’s general manager, Emma Banks.

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