Propel Multi Club – New ways of working


Propel Multi Club – New ways of workingPropel Multi Club – New ways of working – Thursday 10 November  2022 – Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London KensingtonPropel Multi Club Summer 2022


Thursday 10 November 2022: Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London Kensington


Operators of multi-site companies can claim two free places by emailing Jo Charity on:



9.00am-10.00am: Registration and coffee

10.00am-10.40am: Money talks – Andrew Ball of haysmacintyre leads a panel discussion on the sector investment landscape with serial sector investor Luke Johnson, Darrel Connell of Imbiba, Lisa Boden of Edition Capital and Robin Rowland of TriSpan.

10.40am-11.00am: Tim Shield, partner at John Gaunt & Partners, examines all the key legal developments that impacted multi-site operators in 2022, and also looks at what’s coming down the track over the next 12 months.

11.00am-12.00pm: Ones to watch

11.00am-11.15am: Big Fang Collective founders Kip Piper and Daniel Bolger, talk about taking their Golf Fang brand national, and how they continue to make sure the Imbiba-backed, business will remains cutting edge.

11.15am-11.30am: Greg Ilsen, co-founder of SushiDog, discusses the creation of the quick service sushi roll concept, and it plans to build of its four-strong estate in London, with another five locations in the pipeline.

11.30am-11.45am: Club Mexicana founder Meriel Armitage talks about growing the Edition Capital-backed company’s presence in the capital and how there is a gap in the market for the vegan restaurant concept’s Mexican and Californian-inspired street food offer.

11.45am-12.00pm: Burgerism co-founder Mark Murphy sets out how the fast-growing smash burger concept plans to open a further 30 sites across the UK over the next three to four years and become the “Domino’s for burgers”.

12.00pm-1.00pm: Lunch

1.00pm-1.30pm: Bob & Berts co-founder Colin McClean on how the Northern Ireland-based coffee chain has created and evolved its all-day offer and is now readying to expand across England.

1.30pm-2.00pm: James Lipscombe, founder of The Chesterford Group, which operates circa 40 sites under brands including Churchill’s and Bankers Fish & Chips, and Pret A Manger franchisee, discusses the challenges and opportunities faced by both businesses.

2.00pm-2.30pm: Roy Ellis, founder of Mission Mars, the Albert’s Schloss and Rudy’s Pizza operator, on evolving an award-winning bar and restaurant concept, expanding a pizza brand and creating a sector-leading culture.

2.30pm-3.00pm: Coffee break

3.00pm-3.30pm: Alex Reilley, co-founder and chairman of Loungers, on what comes next for the 200-strong, listed company, as it cements its position as one of the UK’s leading hospitality businesses and continues to play a key role in reviving the high street.

3.30pm-4.00pm: Nick Crossley, chief executive of Turtle Bay, talks about the continued growth of the Caribbean restaurant and bar concept, its expansion plans, evolving its people culture and the importance of social media in interacting with consumers and potential employees.

4.00pm-4.30pm: Richard Hodgson, chief executive of Snowfox Group, the YO! Sushi owner, on the continued evolution of the business, its success in the retail sector, growth across North America, and where the next challenges and opportunities are coming from.

4.30pm-5.15pm: Finding the property sweet spot

4.30pm-4.40pm: Stephen Owens, managing director – pubs and restaurants at Christie & Co, on the current state of the market

4.40pm-5.15pm: Panel session led by Mark Stretton, featuring Stephen Owens, managing director – pubs and restaurants at Christie & Co, Jon Lake, managing director of Chopstix, Richard Boon, founder and managing director of Hub Box, and Popeyes property director Tom Byng. 

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


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