Richard Caring is a formerly reclusive clothing industry millionaire who has emerged into the limelight with the rapid acquisition and expansion of a clutch of hospitality businesses. He has interests in more t ... Read more
Alastair Storey founded WSH in 2000 with a vision: to create a new catering proposition in the marketplace, focusing on fresh, seasonal food, great service and a commitment to training excellence.
From opening an unassuming private members’ club in London’s Soho in 1995, Nick Jones has gone on to create a global phenomenon, comprising 18 clubs, 43 public restaurants, 15 spas, two standalone hotels and th ... Read more
Greene King has been an institution in Bury St Edmunds since 1799, and long-serving chief executive Rooney Anand is demonstrating similar staying power, having joined the brewer and pub operator in 2001 as mana ... Read more
Heston Blumenthal is a self-taught chef, restaurateur, author and broadcaster whose multisensory cuisine and appliance of science to the art of cooking – called “molecular gastronomy” by some, “kitchen science ... Read more
A celebrated chef-restaurateur with 17 restaurants worldwide, Jason Atherton rose to fame in the noughties when, alongside mentor Gordon Ramsay, he created the Maze concept and opened the brand in London, New Y ... Read more
Overall ranking: 2 (6 in 2012) Pub and bar operator ranking: 1 (1 in 2012) Snapshot JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin’s inbox may be dominated by journalists seeking his views on Brexit, but his priority remai ... Read more
Overall ranking: 17 (new entry) Restaurateur ranking: 4 (new entry) Snapshot Bringing in a new boss from outside the industry is always a gamble, so it’s perhaps appropriate that the board of the Restaurant Gro ... Read more
Overall ranking: 16 (ranked 71 in 2012) Pub and bar operator ranking: 4 (10 in 2012) Snapshot Kent is beer country, a centre of brewing and hop-growing for centuries. As chief executive of Britain’s oldest brew ... Read more
Raymond Blanc is the chef-patron of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, the award-winning, 32-bedroom country house hotel with a two-Michelin-starred restaurant and a cookery school ... Read more
Two years after Phil Urban stepped into the hot seat as chief executive at pub and restaurant operator Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), it’s fair to say that the business remains in a state of transition.
Overall ranking: 18 (83 in 2012) Chef ranking: 6 (22 in 2012) Snapshot Tom Kerridge has paved the way for pub chefs throughout the UK wishing to serve serious but delicious food in relaxed surroundings. He was ... Read more