Small Talk

Small Talk

BigHospitality catches up with chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers and publicans for a chat about their latest projects, their career so far, and their passion for hospitality

Small Talk

James Robson on Cartizze and making it in Mayfair

By Carina Perkins

Investor and entrepreneur James Robson has established a portfolio of exclusive venues in London, including Mews of Mayfair, La Cave, Mayfair Pizza Co and his latest venture, Cartizze.  

Ulrike le Roux is general manager at Sudbury House, overseeing its redecoration and refurbishment

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Ulrike le Roux on Sudbury House and her passion for hospitality

By Lauren Houghton

Ulrike le Roux completed her studies and hospitality training in South Africa. She has spent time working in a number of different sectors of the industry including B&Bs, restaurants, boutique hotels and chains. She moved to the UK to gain some international...

Mark Slaney previously worked as head sommellier for Lucknam Park Hotel and recently published a book on wine

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Mark Slaney on the Horseshoe, wine and a life in hospitality

By Carina Perkins

Mark Slaney was practically born into the hospitality sector – his parents, grand-parents and great-grand parents were hoteliers. He worked as restaurant manager, head of dining, events manager, head sommelier and consultant before joining the Horseshoe...


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