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Northern Restaurant & Bar 2013 Top 50 unveiled

06 March 2013 by
Northern Restaurant & Bar 2013 Top 50 unveiled

Fifty top hospitality professionals have been honoured as the best in their industry in the North of England, as part of the 2013 Northern Restaurant & Bar show, being held at Manchester Central.

The second NRB Top 50 list was chosen by panel of industry experts from the Russell Partnership. Winners were recognised for their influence, impact and overall eminence within the sector.

In addition to the top 50, three special achievement winners were honoured for their exceptional accomplishments.

They were: Carlo and Marcello Distefano, owners of the San Carlo Group of restaurants; two-Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan, who runs L'Enclume, Rogan & Co and the Pig & Whistle pub in Cartmel, Cumbria, as well as Roganic in London and is about to open two new restaurants at the Midland Hotel in Manchester; and Stephen Miles, general manager at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester.

The 50 were:

• Martin Ainscough, Co-Owner, Ainscough Restaurants
• Paul Askew, Chef Patron, The London Carriageworks
• Mohammed Aslam MBE, Owner, Aagrah Group of Restaurants
• Tim Bacon & Jeremy Roberts, Managing Director & Commercial Director, Living Ventures
• Craig Bancroft & Nigel Haworth, Joint MD & Chef Patron, Northcote Manor
• Jonathan Barker, Joint Managing Director, Mitchells of Lancaster
• Simon Berry & Tim Berry, Managing Director & Director, English Lakes Hotels
• Tessa Bramley, Chef Patron, The Old Vicarage
• Andrew Buchanan, Operations Director, Daniel Thwaites
• Ken Buckley, Managing Director, Bravo Inns Ltd
• Marie Carter & Beau Myers, Owners, Beautiful Drinks
• James Crawfurd Porter, Managing Director, Tadcaster Pub Company
• Lynne D'Arcy, Managing Director, Trust Inns Ltd
• Morgan Davies, Co-Owner, Barburrito
• Carlo Distefano & Marcello Distefano, Chairman and Managing Director, San Carlo Group
• Sarah Dunning, Chief Executive, Westmorland Ltd
• Roy Ellis & Neil Macleod, CEO & Director, Inventive Leisure
• Mal Evans, Owner, Mojo Bars
• Cleo Farman, Owner, Odd Bar
• Ged Feltham, Managing Director, Leelex Ltd
• Jobe Ferguson & Ross Mckenzie, Directors, Black Dog (and TNQ Restaurant & Bar for Jobe)
• Duncan Fisher, Owner, The Apartment Group
• Anthony Flinn, Chef Patron, Anthony's Restaurant
• David Fox & Nick Jeffrey, Owners, Tampopo
• Jonny Heyes, Owner, Port Street Beer House
• Richard Kershaw, Managing Director, Joseph Holts
• Terry Laybourne MBE, Chef Patron, 21 Hospitality Group
• William Lees Jones, Managing Director, J W Lees
• Colin Manning & Gary Manning, Directors, 60 Hope Street
• Vince Margiotta, Director, Il Forno & Sapporo
• Eammon Mcloughlin, Owner, Eclectic Hotels
• Stephen Miles, General Manager, Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester
• Dave Mooney & Paul Newman, Owners, New Moon Pub Company
• Si Ord, Owner, Sandinista
• Steve Perez, Chairman, Casa Hotel
• Andrew Pern, Chef Patron, The Star at Harome
• Steve Pilling, Director, Damson
• Clive Preston, Chairman, Amber Taverns
• Peter Robinson & Oliver Robinson, Chairman and Managing Director, Frederic Robinson
• Simon Rogan, Chef Patron, L'Enclume
• Jonathan Slater, Managing Director, The Chester Grosvenor
• Humphrey Smith, Owner, Samuel Smiths
• Nick Taplin, Managing Director, Sanguine Hospitality
• Lorna Tyson MBE, Owner, Mere Brook House
• Richard Smith, Chef Patron, Relax Eat & Drink
• Steven Walker, CEO, Individual Restaurant Company
• Roger Ward, Owner, The Victorian Chophouse Compay
• Joel Wilkinson, Owner, Trof
• Martin Wolstencroft, Managing Director, Arc Inspirations
• Stewart Yip, Owner, Red Chilli

Thom Hetherington, managing director of Northern Restaurant & Bar, said: "Many congratulations to our three special achievement winners and the NRB Top 50 victors who have worked tirelessly to push boundaries and excel in their respective trades.

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