Subway has appointed an area development manager in the UK and Ireland to further progress the brand.

Greg Madigan, who has more than a decade of experience with Subway, will be responsible for developing the brand and working with a team of development agents across the territory.

He has a background in the quick service restaurant market in Australia. His last roles included overseeing the development of the brand and stores across New South Wales. Madigan will now join Subway’s Cambridge headquarters.

He said: “I’m really excited to be joining the UK and Ireland team, especially at such an important time for the growth of the brand across the region.

“The Subway brand is of course very popular across the UK and Ireland, the team have done a great job in developing the brand to get to 1,800 stores – the largest market in Europe. I see that my job is to help build on this, and facilitate growth not only with individual and multi-unit franchisees looking to develop their own store portfolio, but also with our corporate partners.”

Mike Charest, assistant regional director for Subway Europe, said: “Greg brings with him tremendous experience, not only of the SUBWAY brand thanks to his time in Australia at national headquarters, and at the Sydney development office, but also of the quick service restaurant market in general, which is very important, as the markets in the UK and Ireland continue to develop at a significant rate.”