Pret’s UK MD, Clare Clough, has almost 20 years’ experience in the Food & Beverage retail sector. Having started her career at Safeway in 2002 followed by Tesco in 2004, Clare moved to Pret in 2010 and worked her way up through the Food & Coffee team, holding various roles, from Head of Food & Technical to Chief Food & Coffee Officer in 2018. As part of this, Clare led the development of the chain's brand concept, Veggie Pret and oversaw the introduction of full ingredient labelling as part of the Pret Allergy Plan. With her skillset and expertise, Clare was promoted in August 2019 to UK MD.
Since March 2020, Clare has been leading Pret UK through the COVID-19 crisis and has overseen the launch of a major transformation programme, including bringing Pret’s first Coffee Subscription service to market with YourPret Barista, and launching Pret’s first Consumer Packaged Goods range in Pret shops and several major retailers. As well as leading Pret’s UK business, Clare sits as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of COOK.