Business Profile

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

pub & bar

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

Business profile: Benugo

Business profile: Benugo

By Paul Wootton

Warner brothers presents a group of bespoke restaurants in public spaces and a ground-breaking chain of sandwich bars. So how did the Benugo boys do it?

Business profile: Clapham House Group

Business profile: Clapham House Group

By Paul Wootton

The Clapham House Group surprised everyone by calling the downturn early. But the resulting changes the company made to its business strategy have paid off, says its chief executive Paul Campbell

Business profile: Rhubarb takes flight

Business profile: Rhubarb takes flight

By Emma Eversham

Catering company Rhubarb has opened its first restaurant and its at Heathrows T3. BigHospitality went along to see how it is performing in an environment dominated by established high street operators

Business profile: Leon

Business profile: Leon

By Paul Wootton

Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent set up fast food chain Leon after spotting a gap in the market. And they’ve got some pretty ambitious plans, including going worldwide.

Business profile: Robin Rowland of YO! Sushi

Business profile: Robin Rowland of YO! Sushi

By Paul Wootton

An extraordinarily loyal customer base coupled with increased investment in staff will help YO! Sushi ride out the current economic storm, says its chief executive Robin Rowland.