Making Global Britain a reality

Bringing together a group of the industry’s brightest and best over dinner at the Peach 20/20 Atlantic Club gathering in London, the conversation quickly turns to growth - and more often than not global growth.

30 senior executives and entrepreneurs came together to share their experiences, good and bad, of venturing onto the international stage.


What’s true is that more UK operators than ever now have international expansion on their board agendas as they look to diversify and explore new operating channels – and for some it is because the domestic UK market is under pressure that the search for their customer types is making them look further afield.


But just as brands like The Alchemist have used ideal customer profiling to identify new markets – with Berlin being first on its global opening list – established international operators are using the same techniques to pinpoint gaps in the UK, and in particular the London market. That’s exactly the reason why the likes of Marugame Udon from Japan and Yardbird from the US are heading to these shores – as the Peach 20/20 conference interview with Yardbird founder John Kunkel demonstrated. See the full interview with John here.


International expansion is a two-way street, with UK operators just as eager to bring international brands here to invigorate the domestic market as others are keen to take UK nurtured brands off-shore. Finding a market gap is key – as experiential operations like Puttshack, Flight Club, Electric Shuffle and Swingers are all finding.


The growing commitment to and curiosity about international markets is one of the reasons why Atlantic Club itself, with its mission to bring operators from around the globe together, has grown post-pandemic. That was shown not just by the full-house at the London dinner, but the turn-out for last May’s tour to Miami. You can read the Miami tour takeaways here.


CGA by NielsenIQ is pleased to continue partnering with Atlantic Club. Next stop for Atlantic Club will be Austin, Texas, on May 10-12 next year. Contact for details.


Read more about the upcoming tour and Peach 20/20 insights here.


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