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June 3, 2020

Coming Back Stronger Episode 3 with Hugo Engel, Digital Executive Leo…

Michael talks with Hugo Engel from Leon Restaurants about how they have pivoted in these challenging times by launching a number of new digital channels as well as feeding our frontline heroes. They also discuss the importanc...

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May 28, 2020

#56 Heartfelt Hospitality with Neena Jivraj Stevenson, Chief Cultura…

In this episode, the guest is Neena Jivraj Stevenson Chief Cultural Officer of Point A Hotels, which is more than just a hotel with rooms - it’s a place where everyone receives heartfelt hospitality, no matter their budget. T...

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May 27, 2020

Coming Back Stronger Episode 2 with Peter Backman, Principal at Peter…

In this episode, we put together a strong panel with industry experts Peter Backman and Mark McGlinn to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the industry, what operators are doing to survive and thrive now and in the future,...

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May 22, 2020

Surviving The Shit Storm Episode 15 with Nick Popovici, CEO of Vita M…

Kieron and Nick talked about Introducing digital into your business. We looked at the opportunities of digital growth and how it has helped Leon, Farmer J & Yes Chef in these trying times. What are the challenges of blending ...

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May 21, 2020

#55 The future is for Brands that care with Katy Moses, Founder & Man…

In this episode, our guest is Katy Moses Founder & Managing Director at KAM Media, an exciting boutique creative insight agency working with companies to understand your market and your customers. Katy and Michael talked abou...

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May 20, 2020

Coming Back Stronger Episode 1 with Andrew Murray-Watson, Corporate C…

"Coming Back Stronger" is a special edition podcast series focusing on the way food and drinks businesses are bouncing back as the world slowly starts to re-open from COVID-19. We will especially share great stories on how pr...

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May 14, 2020

#54 Lead with compassion with Gina Gardiner, Author, Motivational Spe…

This episode our guest is Gina Gardiner which is a force of nature, and you will soon find out why. She is a No1 International Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker, Empowerment and Relationship Coach and Transformational ...

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May 7, 2020

#53 Restaurants are key to our communities with Robert Hall, Presiden…

In this episode, Michael have Robert Hall as a guest, he has decades of experience as a restaurant operator in Washington DC. In 2014 was nominated as Manager of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washingt...

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May 5, 2020

How to thrive and re-build your restaurant in the new now

We are a group of likeminded people who decided to put this special episode together due to our love for the industry and in the hope that our thinking and ideas could help independent and smaller restaurant groups to bounce …

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April 30, 2020

#52 Time for a new business and economic paradigm with Tom Rippin, CE…

In this episode, Michael talks with CEO and Founder of On-Purpose Tom Rippin. He runs an award-winning organisation that believes in putting purpose before profit and are helping people find work that matters and they will ca...

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April 23, 2020

#51 The new now for independent operators with Ken Burgin, Strategic …

In this episode, we have a very special guest Ken Burgin. Ken has a wealth of experience in the industry from operating his own businesses and been an adviser and consultant for smaller independent restaurants. He is now part...

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April 16, 2020

#50 Time for a system change with Zoey Henderson, Founder of CleanSla…

In this episode, Michael talks with Zoey Henderson Founder of CleanSlate which is a consultancy working for a sustainable future within food and drinks. She as a wealth of restaurant and hospitality experience creating and ru...

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April 9, 2020

#49 Company values in times of crisis with Marco Reick, Director MR C…

In this episode, Michael talks with HR Executive Marco Reick on the Podcast. He has a wealth of leadership experience from brands like The Restaurant Group, Bill’s, Leon and Black Sheep Coffee. He now running his own consulta...

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April 7, 2020

Surviving The Shit Storm Episode 14 with Brian Moore, CEO of EMR- Nam…

Today guest Brian Moore is a very special friend and business connection of Michael. Brian is a g lobal retail expert, analyst, trainer and writer with decades of experience. Brian is the CEO of EMR- NamNews Ltd- a daily and …

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April 6, 2020

Surviving The Shit Storm Episode 13 with Kim Scott, founder of Candor…

In this episode, Kieron speaks with Kim Scott who happens to be the author of one of his favourite books in the last 2 years, “Radical Candor” is based around a simple idea of Care Personally and Challenge Directly. Kieron …

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April 3, 2020

Surviving The Shit Storm Episode 12 with Tim Foster, Head of Being Aw…

Kieron talked with Tim on Saturday 28th March as Yummy prepared to transition to grocery retailers. The pub has always been the heart of the community for some and the greengrocers for the rest, so for Tim and the team …

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April 2, 2020

Surviving The Shit Storm Episode 11 with Robin Ashton, principal at A…

In this episode, Michael speaks to Robin Ashton from Ashton Foodservice Consulting in the US. Robin is a consultant and expert that have been advising the industry for decades with insights on what is going on and trends. Rob...

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April 1, 2020

Surviving The Shit Storm Episode 10 with Fergal Dooley, Hospitality C…

In this episode, Kieron talks with Fergal Dooley who is an operator turned hospitality consultant. Fergal spent many years in London as Director of Operations for Valentina Fine Foods before relocating to Washington DC to joi...

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March 31, 2020

Surviving The Shit Storm Episode 9 with Barry Shuster, Editor-in-Chie…

In this episode Michael talks with Barry Shuster who is the founding editor and an investment partner of Restaurant Startup & Growth Magazine and RestaurantOwner.com, an online and print media company serving restaurant entre...

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March 30, 2020

Surviving The Shit Storm Episode 8 with Julian Matthews, Solicitor an…

In this episode, Michael is talking with Julian Mathews Solicitor and Partner at Wedlake Bell LLP in London. He has for years been advising hospitality and restaurant businesses. We talked about the current storm and what ope...

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March 27, 2020

Surviving The Shit Storm Episode 7 with Elaine Batho, Life and welln…

In this episode, Michael is talking with Elaine Batho, who is Life and wellness coach that helps hospitality professionals living healthier and happier lives. She has worked in the hospitality industry for decades and really ...

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March 26, 2020

Surviving The Shit Storm Episode 6 with Ivan Brewer, restaurant profi…

In this episode, we have Ivan Brewer from Australia. Ivan is a restaurant advisor and expert that helps SME food and beverage businesses achieve sustainable profitability. We will be talking about how to survive and thrive th...

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March 25, 2020

#48 Greatness by putting people first with Carlene Jackson, Chief Ex…

Carlene Jackson, CEO Cloud9 Insight, an award-winning business change consultancy, helping SMEs grow profitability through the use of Microsoft cloud technologies. In this episode Michael sat down with Carlene to discuss the ...

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March 25, 2020

Surviving The Shit Storm Episode 5 with Mark McCulloch, Founder and C…

In this episode, we have Mark McCulloch from Supersonic Inc who is a very experienced marketing dude in the hospitality and restaurant industry. Mark is a strategist/expert/guru, you decide which of those titles fits him best...

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