Whitbread to hire Cadbury

Kasmira Jefford
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WHITBREAD, the owner of Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, yesterday announced it has poached Nicholas Cadbury to be its new finance director from electronics components group Premier Farnell.

Cadbury will succeed Christopher Rogers, who has become managing director of Costa. Rogers’ move, which was announced in April, sparked speculation that Whitbread planned to spin off its coffee chain.