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POWER LIST 2017, MARKET MOVERS: John King, Executive Chef, Pentahotels

POWER LIST 2017, MARKET MOVERS: John King, Executive Chef, Pentahotels

Pentahotels made a bit of history this year by appointing John King as its first ever executive chef, and there is no doubt the move will bring greater focus and clarity to its kitchens as he sets about creating a globally adaptable dining concept that fits the brand’s philosophy. The company currently operates 27 hotels

POWER LIST 2017, MARKET MOVERS: Colin McClean, Co-owner, Bob & Berts

While some of the market’s big guns have put the shackles on expansion for the time being, high-flying Northern Irish coffee shop chain Bob & Berts is doing exactly the opposite. The company is already up to 16 stores, but is poised to triple that number after securing a £2m private equity investment from BGF. 

POWER LIST 2017, MARKET MOVERS: Paul Kitchener, Regional Head Chef, Macdonald Hotels

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has grown from humble beginnings in Aberdeenshire to become the UK’s largest privately-owned hotel group, spanning 55 properties. Naturally a strong F&B offering is core to its strategy, which means having kitchens and personnel that can meet and exceed the high standards that guests have come to expect.  Paul Kitchener has

POWER LIST 2017, MARKET MOVERS: Scott Macdonald, Managing Director, Polpo

Scott Macdonald knows a thing or two about kitchen roll-outs. During his time at Bill’s Restaurants, he was involved in the launch of close to 70 restaurants in four years as the chain grew its presence on the high street.  That experience will undoubtedly prove invaluable as he makes his mark on Polpo, the award-winning

POWER LIST 2017, MARKET MOVERS: Kumour Uddin, Group Executive Chef, Anglian Country Inns

Family-run hospitality group Anglia Country Inns has carved up a nice little niche for itself in the regional pub market since opening its doors 20 years ago. Its seven establishments across Norfolk and Hertfordshire have all picked up awards for various achievements as the business has stayed true to its roots of delivering good food

POWER LIST 2017, MARKET MOVERS: John Nelson, Managing Director, MOD Pizza

As one of the fastest growing food concepts in the US, MOD Pizza is now bidding to “disrupt” the UK pizza scene with its ‘super fast’ pizza experience. Customers can build their own individual, artisan-style pizza or salad using fresh-pressed dough and a choice of 34 toppings, and regardless of how many toppings they choose,

POWER LIST 2017, MARKET MOVERS: Steve Lovegrove, Head of Business Excellence, Central Marketing, Compass Group

It has been a landmark year for the Compass Group and its Caffe Dallucci brand. The concept was originally imported from its German operations but has been honed for the UK market, with the company implementing it at a number of client sites as well as launching the first public-facing site in Hampshire.  Head of

POWER LIST 2017, MARKET MOVERS: Tom Moxon, Group Head Chef, Bone Daddies

Acclaimed London-based restaurant chain Bone Daddies continues to win plaudits for its unique blend of original Japanese dishes and eclectic mix of old school rock, all backed up by one of the hardest working kitchens in the industry. Take its signature noodles, for instance. Although quick to serve and eat, these complex bowls of ramen

POWER LIST 2017, MARKET MOVERS: Duncan Reilly, Head of Innovation, SOHO Coffee & co

Taking on the Costas, Starbucks and Prets of this world might sound like an insurmountable task but it certainly isn’t fazing SOHO Coffee & Co., one of the hottest names in the market right now. The chain operates 40 stores and will cross the half-century mark before year end.  With another dozen stores planned for