Articles By Date 01 September 2006 - 30 September 2006
Results: 151 - 200 of 2002

Des Gunewardena became chairman and chief executive of Conran Restaurants (which is to be renamed) in September 2006 after leading a management buy-out of 49% of the group from Conran Holdings.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Andrew Davis is the entrepreneur behind Von Essen Hotels, which has built up a collection of 22 three to five-star hotels (including such legendary properties as Cliveden in Berkshire and Sharrow Bay in Cumbria) since its foundation in 1996.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Jasminder Singh is the founder, chairman and chief executive of Radisson Edwardian Hotels, one of London’s largest privately-owned hotel groups. It operates an award-winning collection of 12 luxury four- and five-star hotels which range in size from 58 to 459 bedrooms.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Chris Heath is executive director, group chief financial officer and commercial director of Gondola Holdings, the biggest restaurant group in the UK and Irish Republic.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Alan Parker is the chief executive of Whitbread, which has grown from its 1742 brewing origins into one of the UK’s largest hospitality firms. In the year to March 2006, it made pre-tax profits of £181m on a £1.58b turnover.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Gary Rhodes is the Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur, TV celebrity and author who spearheaded the 1990s’ revival of traditional British cuisine. He was also one of the first big-name chefs to cross the divide into the contract sector, working with both Sodexho and its rival, Compass Group.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Robby Enthoven is the managing director of Nando’s chicken restaurants, a 100-strong chain based around a Portuguese-Mozambique speciality – fresh, flame-grilled chicken spiced with peri-peri

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Robyn Jones is co-founder and chief executive of Charlton House Catering Services, a Reading-based contract caterer specialising in staff restaurants. The group claims to be the UK’s largest independent operator to have grown through organic growth.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Michael Caines is the two Michelin-starred chef who has become a successful restaurateur and hotelier. He is the founder of Michael Caines Restaurants and an operational partner and director of Abode Hotels.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

John Jarvis is the chairman of one of the UK’s largest independent hotel groups, Jarvis Hotels, which he founded in 1990 with the purchase of 41 hotels from Allied Lyons.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Paul Heathcote is a Michelin-starred chef-proprietor who has grown into a successful catering entrepreneur. A champion of British regional cuisine, Heathcote has built up a diverse empire in the north-west of England.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Namita Panjabi, her husband Ranjit Mathrani and her sister Camellia are the masterminds behind the award-winning Masala World restaurant group that specialises in authentic, regional Indian cuisine prepared by specialist chefs. Mathrani serves as chief executive and the Panjabis as group directors.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Nigel Platts-Martin is the man behind five of London’s most critically-acclaimed and popular restaurants, which he co-owns with chef-proprietors Bruce Poole or Philip Howard. They employ a total of 220 staff, hold a combined five Michelin stars and serve 190,000 customers a year.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Marlon Abela is the chairman and chief executive of Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation (Marc). He has set himself the bold goal of creating a chain of Michelin-starred restaurants and less formal eateries in Europe and the USA, along with a fine-dining patisserie chain (to be called Patisserie Coco).

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Mark McQuater is chief executive of the Barracuda Group, which he founded in 2000 with three other investing directors. In just six years he has built up the managed pub and bar company into a £109m-turnover business with more than 190 venues and approaching 4,000 employees.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

A protégé of Gordon Ramsay who has evolved into a successful chef-restaurateur, Wareing is a leading and still rising star of the UK culinary landscape. He is currently chef-patron of three restaurants which are all part of Gordon Ramsay Holdings.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Chris Corbin and Jeremy King have been the driving force behind some of London’s best-loved restaurants for more than 20 years. They propelled the historic Le Caprice, The Ivy and J Sheekey restaurants back into the limelight and their most recent venture, the Wolseley in Piccadilly, was an instant hit.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Nigel Haworth is the chef-proprietor of Northcote Manor - the Michelin-starred, three AA rosette restaurant with rooms in Langho, near Blackburn - that he co-owns with general manager and wine expert Craig Bancroft.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Giorgio Locatelli is the chef-proprietor of Locanda Locatelli, the Michelin-star Italian restaurant in London’s Churchill InterContinental hotel. He is also chef-consultant for the Refettorio restaurant at the Crowne Plaza, City of London hotel.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Yorkshire-born chef Brian Turner is a dynamo of seemingly inexhaustible energy that allows him to juggle TV appearances, book signings and charitable commitments while over-seeing three restaurants based in Millennium & Copthorne hotels in Birmingham, London and Slough.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Tim Bacon is the managing director and Jeremy Roberts the commercial and finance director of Living Ventures, the restaurant-bar group they founded in October 1999.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Andrew Pern is the chef-proprietor of the 34-seat Star Inn at Harome, near Helmsley in North Yorkshire - one of just eight pubs in the UK to hold a Michelin star.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Andrew Guy is the managing director of Gourmet Holdings (formerly Madisons Coffee). Having quit the coffee bar market in 2003, the group hired Guy to identify new acquisitions as it transformed itself into a restaurant group.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Adam and Sam Kaye are the brothers behind the pan-Asian Tasty restaurant group, which currently owns four Oriental-style restaurants under the Dim T name.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Bruce Poole is the head chef of the Michelin-star Chez Bruce in London, which he co-owns with Nigel Platts-Martin along with the Michelin-starred Glasshouse in Kew and the three-rosette La Trompette in Chiswick.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

John Campbell is the Michelin-starred executive chef at the 31-bedroom Vineyard at Stockcross near Newbury in Berkshire - smallest of the AA’s top 200 five-red-star hotels and owned by Classic FM owner Sir Peter Michael.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Richard Balfour-Lynn heads up two companies that have become significant players on the UK hotel landscape.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Marco Pierre White made history when he became the youngest chef to win two and then three Michelin stars. He was the first Briton and the youngest chef in the world to achieve Michelin’s top accolade.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Rainer Becker is the German chef behind two of London’s most stylish and acclaimed Japanese restaurants: celebrity hotspot Zuma and the more mid-market Roka. Before moving to the UK, Becker opened a clutch of award-winning restaurants for the Hyatt hotel group in Germany, Australia and Japan.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Ian Neill is the executive chairman of the hugely successful and fast-growing Japanese-style noodle bar chain Wagamama.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

David Michels has been a key player on the UK hospitality scene since the 1960s. Most notably, he rescued the Stakis hotel group from collapse, headed up the international arm of Hilton – one of the world’s best known hotel brands – and oversaw its reunification with its US parent.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Mark Edwards is the executive chef of the Michelin-starred Nobu London, the first restaurant to be opened outside the USA by the celebrated Japanese chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, and its younger sister Nobu Berkeley Street which also holds a Michelin star.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Mark Derry is the chief executive of Premium Casual Dining which owns the rapidly-expanding and profitable Loch Fyne chain of seafood restaurants.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Heston Blumenthal is one of just three British chefs to win three Michelin stars (and in record time). His reputation rests upon an innovative cuisine that combines classical French styles with a highly scientific approach to techniques and flavours known as molecular gastronomy.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Graham Turner is the chief executive of Tragus Holdings, one of the UK’s largest independent restaurant groups. Its 160 mid-market casual dining venues serve more than 12 million meals a year and employ in excess of 3,800 staff.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Tim Clarke has been chief executive of Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) since it demerged from Six Continents (formerly Bass) in April 2003.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

The definitive guide to the top players in the UK hospitality industry whose actions are having the greatest impact in 2006.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

The definitive guide to the top players in the UK hospitality industry whose actions are having the greatest impact in 2006.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

The definitive guide to the top players in the UK hospitality industry whose actions are having the greatest impact in 2006.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

The definitive guide to the top players in the UK hospitality industry whose actions are having the greatest impact in 2006.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

James Horler is chief executive of La Tasca Group, which currently operates 58 authentic Spanish tapas bars and restaurants (including four in the USA) under the La Tasca brand, six upmarket Spanish restaurants called La Viňa and a new premium bar, grill and smokehouse concept called Sam & Maxie’s.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Ian Carter is chief executive of Hilton International Hotels, which owns, leases, manages or franchises 405 hotels in 80 countries (excluding the USA) and employs more than 61,000 staff.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Sir Rocco Forte is the chairman and chief executive of Rocco Forte Hotels, which he set up in 1996 shortly after losing Forte (the hospitality giant founded by his father in 1934) to a £3.87b hostile takeover by Granada.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

William Baxter is deputy chief executive of BaxterStorey, the UK’s fifth largest contract caterer and its biggest independent player.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Gordon Campbell Gray is the founder and managing director of One Aldwych, the iconic boutique hotel that was hailed as the most innovative luxury hotel in London when it opened in 1998.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Grant Hearn is chief executive of Travelodge, the fourth largest hotel group in the UK and the second largest budget brand after Whitbread’s PremierTravel Inn.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Rick Stein is the self-taught celebrity chef and restaurateur whose Seafood Restaurant put Padstow and North Cornwall firmly on the map.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Alan Yau is a Hong Kong-born restaurateur who has brought a radical edge to the London market for Oriental restaurants.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

David Page is a restaurant entrepreneur whose expertise lies in chain. He cut his teeth with PizzaExpress, which grew profitably from 23 branches to more than 350 under his stewardship

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

Alastair Storey is the chief executive of BaxterStorey, the UK’s fifth largest contract caterer and its biggest independent player.

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(21 September 2006 0:00:00)

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