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Corporate food delivery platform City Pantry has appointed Matt Ephgrave as its new managing director.

Ephgrave comes with experience in hybrid and marketplace businesses, having previously been chief executive of Festicket, the world's largest festival travel platform.

In his new role, Ephgrave will be focusing on providing businesses with a forward-thinking approach for their employees' food and wellbeing, making everyone’s working lives better and reflecting the new world we live in, according to City Pantry.

With his experience in scaling-up across the entire business cycle, he will also focus on driving commercial growth, working closely with City Pantry’s commercial team to retain the firm's position within the corporate catering market.

Since the beginning of lockdown, City Pantry has focused on its ‘Pantry Packages’, an at-home service that enables companies to deliver food and gifts directly to their employees across the UK. City Pantry’s stated mission is to help companies support their teams wherever they are based, focusing on company culture and employee wellness.

Ephgrave said: “The last 12 months have drastically altered our view of office culture and it has been a real challenge to maintain this while we work at home. I’m really excited to be joining a team that has done so much to help companies maintain this during this difficult time - nothing brings people together more than food. The future of the office is still uncertain, but I’m looking forward to working with our clients to support them as they transition back, whether that's through a hybrid office or a fully remote set up.”