Living Ventures, the restaurant group founded by former Australian soap star Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts, is listed number 88 in The Sunday Times Fast Track chart of Britain's fastest-growing companies. The Cheshire-based company has three brands, The Living Room, Blackhouse Grills and Est, Est, Est, which it bought for £16.4m in March last year. Sales have increased 65% a year from £6.1m in 2002 to £27.7m in 2005, although profit margins are tight. The Sunday Times 03/12/06 (Fast Track supplement) page 10