Chris is a Director of Turpin Smale Catering Consultancy and has spent the
last ten years working on cafe projects within stately homes, garden centres, arts centres and visitor attractions and is a café, bar and restaurant specialist. He writes a daily blog for professional café operators http://greatcafes.blogspot.com/
Projects have included Nottingham Contemporary, Waddesdon Manor, Shakespeare’s Globe, Chatsworth and venues such as Westminster Abbey and the Royal Albert Hall.
Before joining Turpin Smale Catering Consultancy, Chris set up and ran bars and restaurants for Corney & Barrow and Groupe Chez Gerard as Managing Director. Chris trained in the kitchens at The Savoy and restaurants in London, Switzerland and Bermuda.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, member of the British Hospitality Association’s Restaurant Group and Foodservice Consultants Society International and is a non-executive director of Corney & Barrow Bars.
Hugh Gilmartin has spent the last 20 years in the coffee business as the leading coffee advisor to his very special customers in Northern Ireland and beyond, incorporating coffee selection and blending, equipment specifications and innovations, all sorts of training as well as branding and turnkey coffee bar design solutions.
He manages many of the best known coffee offers in Northern Ireland driving their sales and profitability.
He has presented his Coffee Profits Program in America and Europe, writes for several national publications and is a board member of The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe.
Hugh can be contacted on email@example.com.
Ian Boughton is the editor of Boughton’s Coffee House, the monthly news magazine for the British coffee-house trade.
He contributes to many magazines in the catering, hospitality and facilities-management sectors on the subject of hot beverages.
Since beginning in daily papers in the 1960s, he has worked throughout the printed press, has been editor of over a dozen trade and general magazines on different subjects, and written five books… the one on the British coffee trade may appear soon! Unusually, he is a coffee writer who actually can make a cappuccino…
John Richardson understands, through bitter personal experience, the importance of making money from your coffee business.
At the age of 28 he had the largest sandwich bar chain in Ireland and by the age of 29 was standing on the street with nothing but the shirt on his back to show for it.
He had been a victim, ironically in spite of a business and marketing degree, of simply not treating the cafe and sandwich bar business like a business.
Since then he has gone on to develop highly successful fish and chip shops and a variety of coffee shop businesses.
He now concentrates on providing consultancy, coaching and training to the coffee industry.
John can be contacted directly on firstname.lastname@example.org