Andrew Wiggam appointed head of operations, Grand Opera House, Belfast

Local man Andrew Wiggam has been appointed as head of operations at the Grand Opera House in Belfast.

Wednesday, 15th December 2021, 1:00 pm
Andrew Wiggam has been appointed as Head of Operations at the Grand Opera House in Belfast

He takes up the role as the theatre reopens following the recent completion of a major £12.2 million restoration and development project.

Andrew is a member of the Institute of Hospitality with over 25 years’ experience across a range of industries including retail, healthcare and hospitality.

He started his career in McDonalds where he progressed through the business to the role of restaurant manager at Sprucefield. After 10 years at McDonalds, he moved into the world of retail, working for Supervalu before moving to Elior UK, a national catering business of 10,000 employees with sites across the UK delivering catering and hospitality services.

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During his 13 years with Elior UK, as operators director for the retail division he had operational responsibility for catering and service contracts within the Tesco Retail and Distribution Estate covering the UK, over 10 NHS Health Trusts and University campuses.

Prior to joining the team at the Grand Opera House, he was the head of operations within the Mount Charles Group, leading the events, airports and vending divisions of the business working with major sporting venues including the National Stadium, Kingspan, and Down Royal.

He also oversaw the day to day operations of catering services for education, health care and arts sector customers.

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