Gusto has appointed Maddy Fullalove as Business Development Manager for its new Lytham restaurant.

The premium restaurant brand opened its Lytham site amid much expectation and excitement in April and has already carved a reputation for stylish fine dining in the beautiful Lancashire coastal town.

Maddy, 28, joins Gusto from Revolution where she was sales and marketing manager at its sites in Blackpool and Manchester.

Maddy said: “I am delighted to join such a prestigious company as Gusto. I am relishing the opportunity and I’m looking forward to the challenge.

“The restaurant in Lytham is stunning and the feedback we have received from customers since opening has been wonderful. Fantastic customer service is absolutely at the heart of everything we do and that is central to my role here.

“I love getting out there and engaging with the community and other local businesses to talk about how we can work together.”

Maddy, whose role as Business Development Manager sees her handle all marketing, events as well as building key relationships with local businesses and partners, hails from Clitheroe and was educated at Stonyhurst College and the London College of Fashion.

Sue Crimes, Gusto’s managing director, said: “We really have been wowed by the welcome Gusto has received since we opened the doors of our new Lytham restaurant.

“It is absolutely vital we work with the local community and other local businesses to build relationships. Bringing in someone of Maddy’s calibre, and someone who has such a real passion for the local area, was vital.

“We have a number of great events coming up in the next few months which we feel sure will really show off the wonderful restaurant we have created and our gold standard customer service.”

Gusto – which has 14 restaurants across the UK – invested more than £1 million in the 4,000sq ft restaurant and bar in Lytham, the company’s first outlet in Lancashire.

The company created 60 new jobs when the restaurant, situated on Dicconson Terrace, opened in April.

Events coming up include:

July 26 – British Red Cross Diamond Dinner. Tickets £40 to include Prosecco reception, three-course dinner, with guest Neil Geddes, a fine jewellery concierge who will show and talk about diamonds.

July 30 – Gusto is sponsoring 3,000 water bottles for the Trinity Colour Splash Run on the beach and staff will be there on the day helping and supporting the charity.

August 17 – Ladies lunch with Neom Organics and Stringers. Tickets £20 to include two-course lunch, spritz cocktail and talk and demonstration of Neom products by Stringers.

August 24 – Chase Vodka Tasting. Tickets £35 to include three-course dinner and five different vodkas from the Chase Distillery Range. Ben Hills from Chase will present the range and give a full run through of the spirits and how to use them in cocktails and food.

August 28 – late night cocktail club in the bar, DJ 9pm-1am, all cocktails £4.95 all night

September 30 – Macmillan coffee morning. Tickets £10, £5 to cover tea and coffee supplied by Gusto and £5 to Macmillan. Guests are asked to bring along cakes.

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