London, and the rest of the UK – making a success of operating in two very different markets.
“We’ll only open one 30 or 40 miles from another one, because otherwise you don’t get the same level of consistent management.”
This week, Jane is talking to James Horler, CEO of Ego Restaurants, NED at Cartwheel Recruitment and Patisserie Valerie, and Board Director at Ping Pong.
In this episode, you’ll hear James tell the story of his career to date – from growing Frankie and Benny’s from 3 to 65 restaurants in five years to then buying into La Tasca and taking that from 16 to 74 restaurants, right through to today with his latest business Ego Restaurants.
James shares some great insight into the regional business model he is deploying with Ego Restaurants, and why he’s made the choice to keep some of his businesses out of London completely.