Bruce\u2019s Doggy Daycare has announced the appointment of Ben Mann as its new managing director.\r\n\r\nMann has been with the company for five years and is stepping up to replace founder Bruce Casalis in the role.\r\n\r\nHis career has predominantly been in the events and hospitality sector, both in Australia and in the UK. He studied music management at Victoria University.\r\n\r\nMann went on to run live events and catering in Sweden, before turning to destination catering for locations such as Buckingham Palace.\r\n\r\nMann said: \u201cBoth sides of my career revolved around people. You start to build themes for catering, from seasonal ingredients and new menus through to wine pairings. For doggy day care; walking, playing and caring for dogs is one thing, but how do you enrich the overall experience for staff and dogs alike?\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cThrowing an afternoon tea party for dogs might seem cute and lovely, and is certainly more interesting for our staff, but how do we make it engaging for the dog? Can we hide items around the centre for them to sniff out, create food and drinks that are stimulating? It\u2019s ultimately about thinking about what everything you do means for the customer and that\u2019s largely our dogs.\u201d\r\n\r\nBruce\u2019s Doggy Daycare now has nine centres and had sales of \u00a36m in 2021, up from \u00a32.4m the year previously.