All Interview articles – Page 5

  • Craft Beer Co
    Analysis & Insight

    Hayes: Craft beer has been mis-sold and is losing appeal


    The term craft beer is losing its appeal with customers who have been ‘mis-sold’ by corporations and poor operators, Craft Beer Co founder Martin Hayes has told M&C.

  • Will Morris, of Loungers
    Analysis & Insight

    Hard work pays off for Lounger


    Dedication to the job has helped Will Morris climb the work ladder to the position of operations manager for Loungers in Bournemouth. Ruth Williams finds out how the winner of M&C’s Rising Star for operations (restaurants), has done so at such a young age and in which direction he sees the hospitality sector going in the future.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Five minutes with... David Abrahamovitch: Grind & Co


    M&C takes five minutes to talk to David Abrahamovitch, co-founder of Grind & Co., which recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to expand across London and establish its own roastery, about growing Grind to meet the demand for high-quality coffee

  • James Lousada, Carlsberg CEO
    Analysis & Insight

    Back on track… probably


    Carlsberg chief executive James Lousada admits that the company took its eye off the ball, losing sight of the brand’s strength, but tells Mark Wingett how concentrating on its ‘bread and butter’ is set to make 2015 a pivotal year for the business

  • James Baer of Amber Taverns
    Analysis & Insight

    Wet is the new dry


    Amber Taverns has made a mockery of the industry adage that pubs need to serve food to succeed. James Wallin spoke to the founders to find out how they kept faith with the old-fashioned wet-led boozer

  • Mike Tye
    Analysis & Insight

    Spirit in the Tye


    As Mike Tye nears the end of his time at Spirit Pub Company, Phil Mellows finds out about what he’s achieved, his hopes for the merger with Greene King and his chances of playing more golf

  • Zizzi exterior

    Five-minute interview: Steve Holmes – Ask/Zizzi


    M&C Report takes five minutes to talk to Steve Holmes, chief executive of The Azzurri Group, owner of ASK Italian and Zizzi, about securing good sites, the challenge of recruiting good staff and cooking pasta in a kettle!

  • LEON

    The Leon King


    One of the UK’s most influential restaurant chains is finally gearing up for serious growth and intends to build a healthy presence outside its London heartland within the next few years. Joe Lutrario talks to John Vincent about the story behind Leon

  • Analysis & Insight

    Five minutes with… Mark Robson, Red Mist Leisure


    This week, M&C Report takes five minutes with Mark Robson, managing director of Red Mist Leisure – the Surrey-based managed pub operator.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Time to Thai down the number one spot


    Thai Leisure Group wants to be recognised as the best in its field in the UK. The way the tide has turned when it comes to gaining finance in this competitive sector had led to the company’s desire to open more restaurants. Mel Flaherty finds out more

  • All Star Lanes
    Analysis & Insight

    Life in the fast Lanes


    After reinvigorating Chicago Leisure, Christian Rose did not take long to find his next challenge – and is currently undertaking a root-and-branch review of All Star Lanes. He talks about his hectic first few months and his excitement at the possibilities that lie ahead

  • Peter Furness-Smith, managing director of McMullen's, presents Jenny White with her award
    Analysis & Insight

    Five minutes with... Peter Furness-Smith: McMullen's


    M&C Report takes five minutes to talk to Peter Furness-Smith, chief executive of McMullen’s, about the importance of training and which restaurant consistently offers a great customer experience

  • Matthew Evans, TCG
    Analysis & Insight

    A view from the next generation


    In the first of a new series, Ruth Williams talks to the winners of the Rising Stars awards for an insight into what the next generation of industry leaders think about this crucial sector.

  • Analysis & Insight

    ​Setting up open goals


    Just two years on from launch, BT Sport has secured exclusive rights to football’s top European competitions. Mike Berry talks to director, commercial customers, Bruce Cuthbert about how the company will make the case for pubs to switch on to its service

  • Opinion

    Mixing markets takes Brains


    As Coffee#1 reaches the milestone of its 50th store, SA Brain chief executive Scott Waddington talks about what pubs can learn from coffee shops but why the company is certainly not seeking to emulate Whitbread

  • The Stable
    Analysis & Insight

    Five minutes with... Richard Cooper; The Stable


    M&C Report takes five minutes to talk to Richard Cooper, founder of The Stable Bar and Restaurants, about animals in marketing and the impact the death of retail will have.

  • Opinion

    Commitment to the reign of Spain


    Iberica restaurants managing director Fernandez Pardo believes Spain and the UK has something in common – neither is particularly good at selling its own products.

  • Silk and Grain
    Analysis & Insight

    Five minutes with... Alex Salussolia - Glendola Leisure


    M&C Report takes five minutes to talk to Alex Salussolia, managing director of Glendola Leisure, about engaging with employees and disengaging with marketing campaigns

  • Analysis & Insight

    Why the sector needs more 'lion riders'


    New World Trading Company managing director Chris Hill was named one of the sector’s rising stars at this year’s Retailers Retailer Awards. He talks to James Wallin about his path to success and how he has grown NWTC into a national force

  • Peter Borg-Neal
    Analysis & Insight

    Borg-Neal: Industry needs to unite over VAT demands


    Oakman Inns chief executive Peter Borg-Neal has said there is no way the new Conservative Government will support a cut in VAT on alcohol sales.