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Kitchin Group welcomes new Managing Director, Peter Southcott

Posted: 17th September 2019

Peter, who trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant, was introduced to Tom and Michaela Kitchin in 2007 in Edinburgh, becoming their accountant shortly after. August 2019 saw Peter take over as Group Managing Director of Kitchin Group, including Michelin star restaurant The Kitchin, The Scran & Scallie, Castle Terrace Restaurant, Southside Scran as well as The Bonnie Badger, the award-winning restaurant with rooms.

Born and raised in Kent, Peter trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He spent time working in London before moving to Scotland in 1990 where he became a Partner in a Chartered Accountants Practice in Fife, specialising in Private Business structure and strategic development. 

 

It was in Edinburgh that Peter was introduced to and started working with Tom and Michaela Kitchin of the then rather small restaurant, The Kitchin, as their accountant in 2007. Peter played an instrumental part in helping with accounts and shaping the business model of Kitchin Group. 

 

In August 2019 when Ron Kitchin, the founding Managing Director moved to become Group Chairman, Peter took over as Group Managing Director of Kitchin Group, including Michelin star restaurant The Kitchin, The Scran & Scallie, Castle Terrace Restaurant, Southside Scran as well as The Bonnie Badger, the award-winning restaurant with rooms, consolidating and managing the ongoing Group development alongside the Kitchin family.

 

Peter was Director of The Chamber of Commerce and President of Fife Chamber of Commerce from 2016 to 2019. Peter is also on the Board of Leith Chamber of Commerce.

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