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Caterer and Hotelkeeper 100: Alasdair Murdoch, GBK Restaurants

01 July 2011
Caterer and Hotelkeeper 100: Alasdair Murdoch, GBK Restaurants

Overall ranking: 66 (NEW ENTRY)

Restaurant ranking: 21 (NEW ENTRY)

Alasdair Murdoch - Snapshot
Alasdair Murdoch is chief executive of GBK Restaurants, formerly the Clapham House Group, which owns more than 50 Gourmet Burger Kitchens across towns and cities in the UK and six Real Greeks in the capital.

Alasdair Murdoch - Career guide

Murdoch stepped up to the post of chief executive in November 2010, following David Page's departure. Page, who founded Clapham House Group with Paul Campbell in 2003, left the business after its sale to Nando's owner Capricorn Ventures. Nando's owner Capricorn Ventures paid £30m for the group.

The company, which was listed on the AIM in 2003, delisted after the takeover. In February 2011, it re-registered as a private limited company under the name GBK Restaurants Limited.

Alasdair Murdoch - What we think

Expansion looks set to continue under Murdoch's guidance, with recent openings in Guildford and Jersey.

Clapham House directors step down ahead of company delisting from stock market >>

Nando's owner buys Gourmet Burger Kitchen operator Clapham House Group in £30m deal >>

GBK Restaurants website >>

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