Birmingham bar and restaurant entrepreneur Matt Scriven is the latest name on the speakers’ roster at next month’s CGA Peach Future of Finance & Development seminar in London. The Bitters’n’Twisted founder joins Living Ventures boss Jeremy Roberts to bring a regional city perspective to the day’s debate.
Scriven, who runs a string of leisure businesses in the Midlands, mainly in central Birmingham, and is starting to roll out his Bodega brand, will discuss why Britain’s second city is now having an eating and drinking out renaissance.
Roberts, the LV CEO who alongside the late Tim Bacon helped create and build the Living Ventures restaurant and bar business, will be explaining how the group is continuing to evolve its hub-and-spoke business model to develop and spin-off concepts, give opportunities to young entrepreneurs and attract outside investment.
They will join Café Rouge founder, former Spirit Group CEO and sector investor Karen Jones CBE, who will be the subject for the head-to-head interview with CGA Peach’s Peter Martin.
Jones remains heavily involved in the sector as chair of Hawksmoor, a board member at Corbin & King and through her own Food & Fuel pub and café business and will be sharing her views on the market and how to successfully navigate both the entrepreneurial and corporate worlds.
Also on the programme, at this year’s invitation-only event at Kings Place, London, on June 23, is Deliveroo’s UK managing director Dan Warne, who will be discussing the opportunities and economics of the current delivery boom.
Sarah Fox, head of speciality leasing at Hammersons, and Camilla Topham, director, development and London Estates leasing, at Davis Coffer Lyons will explain the changing property and retail landscape and the openings for food and drink operators, while ALMR’s chief executive Kate Nicholls will map out the political landscape, especially as it relates to property, investment and development.
How fast-changing technologies will the public’s future spending habits will be the topic for discussion for Barclaycard’s Director of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives James McDonald, while CGA Peach business unit director Jamie Campbell will provide the backdrop to the day with an analysis of latest sector sales, consumer spending and development hotspots data.
The day will be chaired by CGA Peach’s Peter Martin.
The invitation-only event is being held at Kings Place, Kings Cross, London. Proceedings start at 2pm. The audience will be made up of chief executives, finance directors and investors from both established and emerging food and drink businesses.
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