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Keynote Theatre 4

    • Wednesday

      Steve Phillips: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre 4

      11.00 - 11.30

      Steve Phillips
      Operations Director - Busaba Eathai

      Starting from scratch vs the turnaround

      1) Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse. I will discuss the differences of working for a brand and starting one with an entrepreneurial owner, the process of conception through to opening and beyond. 2) Busaba – I will discuss a much loved, Alan Yau conceived business that had tried to expand outside London and has been forced to retreat and regroup, the full management change and the re-direction in tough times.

      Sarah Willingham: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre 4

      11.45 - 12.15

      Sarah Willingham
      JUST EAT's Advisor - Former Dragons Den Star

      The more you know, the more you can grow

      The more you know, the more you can grow

      Mark Lilley: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre 4

      12.30 - 13.00

      Mark Lilley
      Co-founder and CEO - Abokado

      Q&A Session: Growing Abokado from zero into London’s leading healthy fast food brand

      Mark will describe how he and his wife grew Abokado from their kitchen table into London’s leading healthy fast food brand, with 24 sites and ambitious growth aspirations. This brief overview will be followed by a lengthy Q and A when Mark is happy to take questions on anything and everything!

      Ajmal Mushtaq: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre 4

      13.15 - 13.45

      Ajmal Mushtaq
      Director - Mushtaqs Restaurant

      How Mushtaqs became the biggest takeaway operation in Britain

      Ajmal offers practical advice on how to set up your Takeaway / Restaurant business for total success. This is a must attend seminar for anyone looking to rapidly boost sales. He will share practical insights from the multi award winning Mushtaqs Restaurant in Glasgow.

      Rachel Chatterton: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre 4

      14.00 - 14.30

      Rachel Chatterton
      Senior Innovation Manager - Starbucks

      Leading in Coffee Innovation

      With the number of coffee lovers across Europe growing at pace, Starbucks recognises why it's so important to lead in food and drink innovation, and continue to surprise its customers whilst keeping coffee at the heart of everything they do. Rachel will talk about Starbucks' R&D journey in this EMEA region including their recent opening in Italy.

      Graham Corfield: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre 4

      14.45 - 15.15

      Graham Corfield
      UK Managing Director - Just Eat

      How Sustainable Businesses Can Thrive

      he takeaway industry continues to grow, contributing millions to national, regional and local economies, and supporting thousands of jobs across the country. As well as its significant economic impact, the takeaway sector is perfectly placed to drive sustainability and help communities across the UK become more eco-friendly. Graham will look at how doing the right thing by ‘going green,’ can also save your business money, increase order frequency and drive customer loyalty.

      Paolo Peretti: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre 4

      15.30 - 16.00

      Paolo Peretti
      Director - SBGC LTD

      Alternative ways in which to scale a business

      In a world of ever increasing costs and in the middle of a market correction is the traditional route taken to scale a business still relevant? Is there an innovative alternative to just building more units which is just as (if not more) effective? The seminar looks at this from my own point of view as someone who has been involved in a typical PE growth plan and who is currently looking at new solutions to scale a business.

      Tim Sturk: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre 4

      16.15 - 16.45

      Tim Sturk
      Director of Coffee Operations - Servest FoodCo

      How Hard Is It to Serve Great Coffee?

      Tim will look at what great coffee is and what barriers exist in its creation. He will then give consumers a challenge: to not accept anything less than delicious!