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Top 100: Richard Caring, Caprice Holdings

Top 100: Richard Caring, Caprice Holdings

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
Top 100: Alastair Storey, WSH

Top 100: Alastair Storey, WSH

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. Read more
Top 100: Nick Jones, Soho House & Co

Top 100: Nick Jones, Soho House & Co

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
Top 100: Rooney Anand, Greene King

Top 100: Rooney Anand, Greene King

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
Top 100: Heston Blumenthal, The Fat Duck

Top 100: Heston Blumenthal, The Fat Duck

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
Top 100: Tim Martin, JD Wetherspoon

Top 100: Tim Martin, JD Wetherspoon

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
Top 100: Andy McCue, The Restaurant Group

Top 100: Andy McCue, The Restaurant Group

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
Top 100: Jonathan Neame, Shepherd Neame

Top 100: Jonathan Neame, Shepherd Neame

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
Top 100: Phil Urban, Mitchells & Butlers

Top 100: Phil Urban, Mitchells & Butlers

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. Read more
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