Propel Multi-Club – Survive and Thrive Conference

Propel Multi Club – Survive and ThriveLIVE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: WEDNESDAY 10 MARCH 2021

Operators of multi-site companies can claim two free places by emailing Anne Steele on:



10.00am-10.30am: Graeme Smith, managing director at AlixPartners on the market landscape and investment/consolidation opportunities, who will be the winners and losers over the next 12 months and beyond; and which parts of the market will generate the most interest.

10.30am-11.00am: Dan Warne, founder of Sessions Market, talks about opening a socially distanced food hall during the crisis; how the concept has adapted since launch, its relationship with local traders, its new concept incubator initiative and its expansion strategy.

11.00am-11.30am: Yishay Malkov, chief executive of Various Eateries, on floating the company, raising money during a pandemic, launching a growth strategy during the crisis, and the size of the opportunity for its brands and for the sector.

11.30am-12.00pm: Panel: Fledgling concepts talk about evolving and growing in a covid-impacted world: Grace Regan, founder of SpiceBox; Carla Casadei, founder of Young Vegans; Oliver Hyde, founder of Flour Pot; Morten Jensen, founder of the Modern Bar Group; Marco Reick, director at Qoot.

12.00pm-1.00pm: Lunch

1.00pm-1.30pm: Alex Reilley, chairman of Loungers, on steering a listed company through the crisis, why it is well-positioned to accelerate its growth; the lessons learnt over the past year; and reshaping the business for further growth.

1.30pm-2.00pm: Salima Vellani, founder of host kitchen business KBox Global, talks about how she used her own experience developing her Absurd Bird brand to allow operators to make the most of their excess kitchen capacity to boost their turnover by tapping into local delivery demand.

2.00pm-2.30pm: Philip Turner, founder and chief executive of Chestnut Group, on building and operating a regional pub company during the crisis, making it future proof, the evolution of the pubs role in the community and where the business and the sector goes from here.

2.30pm-3.00pm: Victor Lugger, co-founder of the Big Mamma Group, which operates Europe’s largest restaurant and the critically acclaimed restaurants – Gloria and Circolo Popolare in London, talks about the importance of delivering experiences, the launch of the group’s delivery model – Napoli Gang, its plans for further growth in the UK, and how Brexit will impact its European hospitality model.

3.00pm-3.30pm: Coffee Break

3.30pm-4.00pm: Neat Burger’s co-founder and head of operations, Stasi Nychas, talks about the Lewis Hamilton-backed, plant-based concept’s entry into the UK market, it’s growth plans, its delivery strategy and adapting during the pandemic.

4.00pm-4.30pm: Sarah Willingham, chief executive of bar company Nightcap, on launching the newly listed company, the opportunity to acquire further businesses, the growth possibilities for London Cocktail Club, and the future of the UK’s bar sector.

4.30pm-5.00pm: Panel: Leading sector players on what comes next for the sector: Simon Wilkinson, chief executive of Byron; Steve Holmes, chief executive of Azzurri Group; Zoe Bowley, MD of PizzaExpress; Dermot King, Oakman Inns.


Operators of multi-site companies can claim two free places by emailing Anne Steele on:


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