All Interview articles – Page 6

  • Benito's Hat Bromley
    Analysis & Insight

    Five minutes with... Ben Fordham - Benito's Hat


    M&C Report takes five minutes to talk to Ben Fordham, founder director of Benito’s Hat, about growing the business he loves and the magic of peas

  • Tom Ryan, founder of Smashburger

    Not a smash and grab


    Tom Ryan, founder of US better burger chain Smashburger, talks to M&C Report about the growing influence of the fast-casual movement, the brand’s…

  • Andrew Guy Eds Easy Diner

    No easing off for this Guy


    Andrew Guy has been in the business for more than 30 years and knows it inside out. Mark Wingett finds out what it takes to succeed in a sector that is becoming tougher in which to make your mark.

  • TRG CEO Danny Briethaupt

    Future's Breit for TRG chief


    When Danny Breithaupt was appointed chief executive of The Restaurant Group last year, he set out his vision to double the size of the company and find the right strategy for each of the company’s brands. Dominic Walsh talks to him about the potential to roll out new concepts, the public perception of TRG and how he handles competition from young upstarts such as Five Guys.

  • Alistair Darby

    Ready to bloom


    Alistair Darby has had a solid second year at the helm of Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), but with a significant acquisition to integrate and like-for-like sales momentum to build he knows that expectations will be even higher for the coming 12 months. Mark Wingett reports

  • Toby Smith of Stonegate

    Licence to develop


    Toby Smith left Stonegate Pub Company looking for a new challenge. In taking the top seat at Novus Leisure he has certainly chosen one, but he tells Mark Wingett that he has a strong base on which to build and a new format that he believes could be a phenomenal success

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    Five minutes with…. Tobias Jackson, Adventure Bars


    M&C Report takes five minutes to talk to Tobias Jackson, director of Adventure Bars on investing in his staff; why pop-ups can provide lessons to all operators and why he’d quite like to be an estate agent.

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    Five minutes with... James Staughton - St Austell


    M&C Report takes five minutes to talk to the managing director of St Austell Brewery James Staughton about the potential opportunities in IT systems and the joy of driving a digger

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    Five minutes with…. David Bruce, West Berks Brewery


    Industry veteran, David Bruce, founder of West Berkshire Brewery and co-founder of City Pub Company on why he was the original BrewDog, his fears for the election and why he doesn’t like being called an industry veteran.

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    Five minutes with... Christian Mouysset - Hummus Bros


    M&C Report takes five minutes to talk to the co-founder of Hummus Bros Christian Mouysset about cloud-based computing and the lack of vision shown by the main parties ahead of the election

  • Vinoteca

    Duo at Vinoteca happy to canter


    Charlie Young and Brett Woonton are a couple of relaxed business bosses, but Mel Flaherty finds that the quality of their wine is paramount to the pair of them as they eye an evolved format at King’s Cross

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    Five minutes with... John Vincent - Leon


    M&C Report takes five minutes to talk to the co-founder of Leon restaurants John Vincent about sustainable values in the free market, throwing a bucket of ice over the nation and what the BBC means to him.

  • Bodean's

    Five minutes with Andre Blais - Bodean's BBQ


    M&C Report takes five minutes to talk to Bodean’s BBQ founder Andre Blais about his views on loyalty schemes, educating entrepreneurs and getting screwed in the music business

  • Comptoir Libanais

    The Arabian knight


    Comptoir Libanais founder Tony Kitous is on a mission to bring Lebanese food to the high street and believes that the shawarma has what it takes to one day oust the burrito and the burger

  • Peter Borg-Neal

    Five minutes with.... Peter Borg-Neal, Oakman Inns


    M&C Report takes five minutes to talk to Oakman Inns chief executive Peter Borg-Neal about his views on Ed Balls, the concept of Oakmanology and what makes him shed a tear.

  • Fuller's CEO Simon Emeny

    The unceasing journey


    Fuller’s may be defined by its beers, but it is its food that is increasingly attracting customers to its pubs and spurring the company to set the pace for change in an industry that is currently shaking off the shackles of financial stagnation

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    Five minutes with... Ed Turner, MD Geronimo Inns


    As a twist on an old favourite, M&C Report takes five minutes to talk to Ed Turner, managing director of Geronimo Inns, about the best meal he’s eaten this year and the job he’d have away from Geronimo. 

  • Wagamama logo

    Setting a benchmark


    Simon Cope, global marketing and property director at Wagamama, talks to Mark Wingett about how the group has looked back to the brand’s conception to launch its evolved format and again made “the kitchen the hero”

  • Greg Madigan, head of Subway UK & Ireland

    Underground movement


    Greg Madigan, head of Subway UK & Ireland, talks expansion, healthy options, store evolution and hospitals with Mark Wingett.

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    Five-minute interview: Peter Marks, Luminar


    M&C Report talks to Peter Marks, chief executive of Luminar, about his top priority, the best advice he’s been given and what keeps him up at night