Top 100 most powerful people in hospitality




Back for the first time since 2012, The Caterer reveals the Top 100 most powerful people in hospitality, how they got onto our list and what you can learn from them. To find out how we complied the list click here

 

 

  • Top 100
  • Restaurateurs
  • Chefs
  • Hoteliers
  • Foodservice
  • Pubs & Bars
1

1 overall

WSH Group

Alastair Storey

chairman and chief executive

2

2 overall

JD Wetherspoon

Tim Martin

chairman

3

3 overall

Gordon Ramsay Group

Gordon Ramsay

founder

4

4 overall

Soho House

Nick Jones

founder

5

5 overall

Greene King

Rooney Anand

chief executive

6

6 overall

The Social Company and Jason Atherton Holdings

Jason Atherton

chef-patron

7

7 overall

Caprice Holdings and the Ivy Collection

Richard Caring

founder

8

8 overall

Corbin & King

Chris Corbin & Jeremy King

founders

9

9 overall

the Fat Duck, The Hinds Head, Dinner by Heston, The Cross at Bray

Heston Blumenthal

chef-patron

10

10 overall

CH&Co Group

Bill Toner

chief executive

11

11 overall

Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

Jamie Oliver

founder

12

12 overall

Limewood Group and Home Grown Hotels

Robin Hutson

founder

13

13 overall

Mitchells & Butlers

Phil Urban

chief executive

14

14 overall

Risk Capital Partners

Luke Johnson

chairman

15

15 overall

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Raymond Blanc

chef-patron

16

16 overall

Shepherd Neame

Jonathan Neame

chief executive

17

17 overall

The Restaurant Group

Andy McCue

chief executive

18

18 overall

the Hand & Flowers

Tom Kerridge

chef-patron

19

19 overall

D&D London

David Loewi & Des Gunewardena

owners

20

20 overall

Marston’s

Ralph Findlay

chief executive

21

21 overall

Ei Group

Simon Townsend

chief executive

22

22 overall

Casual Dining Group

Steve Richards

chief executive

23

23 overall

Bespoke Hotels

Robin Sheppard

chairman and co-founder

24

24 overall

Le Gavroche

Michel Roux Jr

chef-patron

25

25 overall

Stonegate

Simon Longbottom

chief executive

26

26 overall

Principal

David Taylor

chief operating officer

27

27 overall

Galvin at Windows

Fred Sirieix

general manager

28

28 overall

McDonald’s UK

Paul Pomroy

chief executive

29

29 overall

Nando’s

Robby Enthoven

managing director

30

30 overall

Living Ventures

Jeremy Roberts

chief executive

31

31 overall

BaxterStorey

Noel Mahony & John Bennett

co-chief executives

32

32 overall

Heineken

David Forde

UK managing director

33

33 overall

Loungers

Alex Reilley

co-founder

34

34 overall

Wagamama, Hakkasan, Busaba Eathai

Alan Yau

founder

35

35 overall

Firmdale Hotels

Tim and Kit Kemp

founders

36

36 overall

Marcus Wareing Restuarants

Marcus Wareing

chef-patron

37

37 overall

CH&Co Group

Tim Jones

chairman

38

38 overall

Fuller’s

Simon Emeny

chief executive

39

39 overall

Compass Group

Dominic Blakemore

chief executive

40

40 overall

Young's

Patrick Dardis

chief executive

41

41 overall

TGI Fridays

Karen Forrester

chief executive

42

42 overall

Stein's Trading and Seafood Trading

Rick Stein

Restaurateur

43

43 overall

Umbel Restaurant Group

Simon Rogan

chef-patron

44

44 overall

Iconic Luxury Hotels

Andrew Stembridge

managing director

45

45 overall

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Outlaw’s at the Capital, Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen

Nathan Outlaw

chef-patron

46

46 overall

Wilson Vale

Andrew Wilson & Carolyne Vale

managing director

47

47 overall

PizzaExpress

Jinlong Wang

chairman

48

48 overall

Whitbread

Alison Brittain

chief executive

49

49 overall

Peach Pub Company

Hamish Stoddart & Lee Cash

co-founders

50

50 overall

Accor UK and Ireland

Thomas Dubaere

managing director

51

51 overall

Leon

John Vincent & Henry Dimbleby

founders

52

52 overall

JKS Restaurants

Jyotin, Karam and Sunaina Sethi

co-founders

53

53 overall

Wahaca

Mark Selby & Thomasina Miers

co-founders

54

54 overall

Yo! Sushi

Robin Rowland

non-executive director

55

55 overall

Liberation Pub Company

Mark Crowther

chief executive

56

56 overall

Gather & Gather (Mitie)

Allister Richards

managing director

57

57 overall

Polpo

Russell Norman & Richard Beatty

co-founder

58

58 overall

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Claude Bosi

chef-patron

59

59 overall

Restaurant Sat Bains

Sat Bains

chef-patron

60

60 overall

Red Carnation Hotels

Jonathan Raggett

managing director

61

61 overall

Travelodge

Peter Gowers

chief executive

62

62 overall

Galvin Restaurants

Chris and Jeff Galvin

chef-patrons

63

63 overall

Hilton

Simon Vincent

chief executive

64

64 overall

Compass Group

Chris Garside

managing director

65

65 overall

Exclusive Hotels and Resorts

Danny Pecorelli

managing director

66

66 overall

Bartlett Mitchell

Wendy Bartlett

executive chairman

67

67 overall

Rocco Forte Hotels

Sir Rocco Forte

chairman

68

68 overall

Ennismore

Sharan Pasricha

founder and chief executive officer

69

69 overall

Hart Bros

Sam, Eddie and James Hart

co-founders

70

70 overall

Pizza Hut

Jens Hofma

chief executive

71

71 overall

Murano

Angela Hartnett

Chef-patron

72

72 overall

the Ledbury

Brett Graham

chef-patron

73

73 overall

Core

Clare Smyth

chef

74

74 overall

Principal Hotels

Tony Troy

chief executive

75

75 overall

Midsummer House

Daniel Clifford

chef-patron

76

76 overall

Prezzo

Jon Hendry-Pickup

chief executive

77

77 overall

Azzurri Group

Steve Holmes

chief executive

78

78 overall

Lympstone Manor

Michael Caines

chef-patron

79

79 overall

Wagamama

Jane Holbrook

chief executive

80

80 overall

3Sixty Restaurants

James Horler

chief executive

81

81 overall

Elystan Street Restaurant

Phil Howard

chef-patron

82

82 overall

Restaurant Andrew Fairlie

Andrew Fairlie

chef-patron

83

83 overall

Dakota and Dakota Deluxe

Ken McCulloch

founder

84

84 overall

Boparan Restaurant Holdings

Ranjit Singh Boparan

owner

85

85 overall

Brewhouse and Kitchen

Kris Gumbrell & Simon Bunn

co-founder

86

86 overall

Drake & Morgan

Jillian Maclean

co-founder

87

87 overall

Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin

Guus Bakker

chief executive

88

88 overall

Brewdog

James Watt & Martin Dickie

co-founders

89

89 overall

Elior UK

Catherine Roe

chief executive

90

90 overall

Corrigan’s

Richard Corrigan

chef-patron

91

91 overall

The Kitchin

Tom Kitchin

chef-patron

92

92 overall

Strada, Mudlark Hotels

Hugh Osmond

owner

93

93 overall

Brasserie Bar Co

Mark Derry

director

94

94 overall

Lexington Catering

Mike Sunley

chief executive

95

95 overall

Pho

Stephen and Juliette Wall

co-founders

96

96 overall

Dishoom

Kavi and Shamil Thakrar

co-founders

97

97 overall

InterContinental Hotel Group

Keith Barr

chief executive

98

98 overall

Genuine Dining Company

Chris Mitchell

managing director

99

99 overall

Sodexo

Chris Bray

chief executive officer sports & leisure

100

100 overall

Elite Bistros of the World

Gary Usher

chef-patron

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