Restaurant entrepreneur Mark Derry joins CGA Peach seminar panel

Experienced restaurant entrepreneur and investor Mark Derry is the latest big name to join the speakers’ roster at next week’s CGA Peach Future of Finance & Development seminar in London.

Derry, who developed and sold the Loch Fyne restaurant brand, now heads up Brasserie Bar Co, which runs Brasserie Blanc and the White Brasserie Co. He also advises young business and is involved with both the BeAtOne and Camino brands.

Other high profile operators on the seminar roster include 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, as well as Living Ventures boss Jeremy Roberts and Matt Scriven, founder of the Birmingham-based Bitters’n’Twisted group.

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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