Vue names Kevin Styles managing director for U.K. and Ireland


Vue Entertainment International appointed Kevin Styles to the newly created role of managing director to lead the growth and development of its U.K. and Ireland business.
Styles joins Vue from American Golf, where he was CEO. He previously held similar positions at Habitat, Best Buy and Trade Depot (Kingfisher Group). Earlier, he was marketing director at Thresher Wine and Thomas Cook Travel.
Styles will report to the Vue Entertainment International executive team comprised of CEO and founder Tim Richards, Deputy CEO and CFO Alan McNair and COO Steve Knibbs. He will have day-to-day P&L responsibility for Vue’s U.K. and Ireland business, which comprises 83 multiplexes with 790 screens and a net turnover of over £310m per annum.
Commenting on the appointment, Tim Richards said: “We are absolutely delighted to have attracted such a talented and experienced leader to our growing team. Kevin’s experience and expertise in retail and marketing will help us to achieve our ambition to be the U.K.’s best and most highly respected cinema brand. This appointment also marks the next stage of our growth as a European-wide company with managing directors now in each of our three major territories—U.K., Germany and Poland.”