100 – The most powerful people in hospitality

01 July 2010 100 – The most powerful people in hospitality

The definitive guide to the top players in the UK hospitality industry whose actions are having the greatest impact in 2010.

Click on the names below to view the full profile of those who has made the CatererSearch 100 list this year. 100: How we compile the list

The 100 brings you the 100 most influential people whose achievements are having the biggest impact upon the hospitality industry in 2010. It tells you where they've been, where they are now and where they are going.

This list of operators includes a diverse collection of personalities, from the bosses of the biggest corporate giants to others who are pushing the boundaries of style, comfort or cuisine in their chosen field.

To begin with, candidates had to meet these qualifying criteria: the personality should be based mainly in the UK, and their power and influence should be primarily in the UK market.

Shortlisted candidates were awarded marks for each of five criteria, which were then averaged out to give an overall ranking in the 100.

First consideration was the scale and scope of the operation headed by the nominees. But size isn't everything, and candidates were next judged on the power and influence they exert in the industry and the respect they command among their peers. We asked whether they were shapers of policy, leaders in their field, or inspiring and nurturing the next generation of movers and shakers.

The judges then examined whether the candidates had a proven record of financial success and whether this was reflected in the eyes of their peers and the outside world.

The candidates' reputation for innovation was next, as the judges examined to what degree they were setting standards others wanted to copy and whether their ideas would remain in fashion.

Longevity was the fifth and final hurdle for the candidates as the panellists considered whether they - and their creations - would stand the test of time. 100 2010 runners and riders

  1. Jamie Oliver, Fifteen, Jamie's Italian
  2. Andrew Cosslett, InterContinental Hotel Group
  3. Heston Blumenthal, the Fat Duck, the Hind's Head, the Crown, Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
  4. Grant Hearn, Travelodge
  5. Gordon Ramsay, Gordon Ramsay Holdings
  6. Patrick Dempsey, Whitbread
  7. Richard Caring, Signature Restaurants and Caprice Holdings
  8. Richard Cousins, Compass Group
  9. Nick Jones, Soho House
  10. Jeremy King & Chris Corbin Rex Restaurant Associates
  11. Raymond Blanc, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
  12. Harvey Smyth, Gondola
  13. Graham Turner, Tragus
  14. Tim Martin, JD Wetherspoon
  15. Simon Vincent, Hilton
  16. Guy Parsons, Travelodge
  17. Des Gunewardena, D&D London
  18. Michel and Alain Roux, the Waterside Inn
  19. Richard Balfour Lynn, Warwick Balfour Lynn
  20. Mark Edwards, Nobu
  21. Alastair Storey/William Baxter, BaxterStorey
  22. Alan Yau Busaba Eathai Thai, Cha Cha Moon, Sake No Hana
  23. Mark Hix Hix Soho, Hix Oyster & Chop House, Hix Oyster & Fish House
  24. Nigel Platts-Martin The Square, the Ledbury, Chez Bruce, the Glasshouse, La Trompette
  25. Rainer Becker, Zuma & Roka
  26. Robert Cook, Malmaison
  27. Andrew Page, The Restaurant Group
  28. Tim and Kit Kemp, Firmdale Hotels
  29. Rooney Anand, Greene King
  30. Gordon Campbell Gray, Campbell Gray Hotels
  31. Rocco Forte, Rocco Forte Hotels
  32. Julian Metcalfe, Pret A Manger, Itsu
  33. Ralph Findlay, Wolverhampton & Dudley
  34. Ian Neill Wagamama
  35. John Brennan, Jurys Inns
  36. Surinder Arora, Arora International
  37. Chris and Jeff Galvin, Galvin Bistrot De Luxe, Galvin at Windows
  38. Peter Lederer, Gleneagles
  39. Michael Caines Abode Hotels, Michael Caines Restaurants
  40. Ian Sarson, Compass Group
  41. Rick Stein The Seafood Restaurant and others
  42. Anthony Demetre & Will Smith Arbutus, Wild Honey
  43. Phil Howard The Square
  44. Simon Kossoff, Carluccio's
  45. David Page, Clapham House Group
  46. Oliver Peyton, Inn the Park & other
  47. Marlon Abela, MARC
  48. Gerard Basset, Terravina
  49. Richard Shepherd, Langan's Brasseries
  50. John Lovering, M&B
  51. Robby Enthoven, Nando's
  52. Lee Cash and Hamish Stoddart, Peach Pub Company
  53. Jason Leek, Compass Group
  54. Robyn Jones/Tim Jones, Charlton House
  55. Michel Roux Jnr Le Gavroche
  56. Nigel Haworth & Craig Bancroft, Northcote, Ribble Valley Inns
  57. John Campbell Coworth Park
  58. Bruce Poole Chez Bruce
  59. Robin Rowland, Yo! Sushi
  60. Marcus Wareing Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley
  61. Jason Atherton
  62. Namita and Camellia Panjabi, Ranjit Mathrani, Masala World
  63. Claudio Pulze, Cuisine Collection
  64. Ted Tuppen, Enterprise Inns
  65. Rufus Hall, Orchid
  66. Aidan Connolly, Sodexo
  67. Rupert Clevely, Geronimo
  68. James Horler Ego Restaurants
  69. Robin Hutson, Limewood
  70. David Orr, City Inn
  71. Jasminder Singh, Radisson Edwardian
  72. Angela Hartnett, Gordon Ramsay Holdings
  73. Giorgio Locatelli Locanda Locatelli
  74. Adam & Sam Kaye, Tasty 75
  75. Claude Bosi Hibiscus
  76. Mark McQuater, Barracuda
  77. Tim West/Mike Sunley, Lexington Catering
  78. Gary Rhodes Rhodes W1 and others
  79. Andrew Main, Aramark
  80. Danny Pecorelli, Exclusive Hotels
  81. Andrew Davis, Von Essen Hotels
  82. Tony and Raj Matharu, Grange Hotels
  83. Charlew Prew, Barcelo
  84. Marco Pierre White Wheeler's of St James's and others
  85. Brett Graham The Ledbury
  86. Patrick Harbour and Nathan Jones, Harbour & Jones
  87. Andrew Pern, Star Inn at Harome & the Star at Scampston
  88. Tony Troy, Principal Hayley
  89. Tim Scoble, Thistle Hotels
  90. Ben & Hugo Warner, Benugo, WSH
  91. Wendy Bartlett, Bartlett Mitchell
  92. Richard Corrigan Corrigan's Mayfair
  93. Tom Kerridge The Hand & Flowers
  94. Tom Aikens Tom Aikens Restaurant and others
  95. Sat Bains Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms
  96. Glynn Purnell Purnell's
  97. David Guile, Macdonald Hotels
  98. Mike Audis, Elior UK
  99. Tom Kitchin The Kitchin
  100. Michael Purtill, QHotels

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