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Krispy Kreme UK has appointed Jamie Dunning as its new president and managing director for the UK and Ireland. 

Dunning will take over from Richard Cheshire, who recently took the decision to step down from his role as Krispy Kreme’s UK & Ireland CEO after nearly 20 years of working in leadership roles at the company. 

Dunning is the former managing director and president at Mars Retail Group, where he oversaw a transformation in the business and its associated brands, coming in at turnaround phase, and taking it to a phase of transformative accelerated growth. He has also been sales director at Cadbury Schweppes. 

Dunning said: “I could not be more pleased to be joining the team at Krispy Kreme. I love everything about the company, from its strongly held values and its ambitious plans for the UK, to its delicious products.”

He added: “I will focus on continuing Krispy Kreme’s signature Hub and Spoke model through expansions into online delivery, drive-throughs and bricks and mortar stores, but also cementing the relationship the company has with consumers as one of the countries’ most-loved sweet treat brands that sparks joy and enhances shared moments”.​ 

Josh Charlesworth, global president & chief operating officer, Krispy Kreme said: “We are delighted to have been able to appoint Jamie to head up Krispy Kreme in the UK & Ireland. The work that his predecessor, Richard Cheshire, did to build the brand’s presence and reputation in the region was nothing short of extraordinary, and we wish to thank him for his two decades of service,”​ said