Business Profile

Tom Byng, founder of Byron

Business Profile: Byron

By Stefan Chomka

Byron founder Tom Byng enjoys the freedom of a fledgling brand with the backing of a multi-million pound business. He also has a passionate desire to change the way we think about burgers

David Ramsden, chief executive of Dogs restaurant group

Business Profile: Dogs

By Joe Lutrario

David Ramsden, chief executive of the Edinburgh-based Dogs restaurant group, on making the transition from fine to casual dining, finely tuned margins and ambitious expansion plans

Jonathan Kaye

Business profile: Jonathan Kaye of Prezzo

By Paul Wootton

Belonging to one of the UK's great restaurant dynasties has set the bar high for Prezzo chief executive Jonathan Kaye. He's learned to move with the times - including giving his first media interview

David Niven values Nando's  social culture

Business profile: David Niven of Nando's

By Paul Wootton

David Niven has led Nando's through the recession by emphasising the company's commitment to its workforce, an act of faith which has paid off handsomely

Jamie Barber

Business profile: Jamie Barber

By Paul Wootton

Jamie Barber, owner of Hush and Villandry talks about these brands and his latest concept Kitchen Italia

Giraffe founders Juliette and Russel Joffe

Business profile: Giraffe

By Paul Wootton

Giraffe founders Russel and Juliette Joffe talk about  how they built the Giraffe brand into a premier family-led business

Rupert Clevely, founder of Geronimo Inns

Business Profile: Rupert Clevely of Geronimo Inns

By Paul Wootton

Geronimo Inns has eschewed a one-size-fits-all approach to pubs, opting instead to tailor each of its 28 sites to its location. And it's working, according to its founder Rupert Clevely

Marcello and Carlo di Stefano Photograph: Suzanne Mitchell

Business profile: San Carlo

By Paul Wootton

Food, atmosphere, hard work and passion have helped San Carlo become one of the most successful family-owned restaurant companies in the UK – and landed them a franchise deal with one of the Middle East’s richest companies

Business profile: D&D London

Business profile: D&D London

By Paul Wootton

D&D London has ambitious expansion plans in spite of the troubled economy. Its chairman and MD explain how theyre weathering the storm

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