Four of the investors who appeared on the BBC’s Million Pound Menu will make up The Investment Panel at BITES Live on 10th October. MEATliquor founder Scott Collins, Fulham Shore chairman David Page, White Rabbit Fund founder Chris Miller, and Lydia Forte, group director of food and beverage for Rocco Forte Hotels, will be discussing investment in the current foodservice and hospitality markets, including what they consider a potential investment opportunity and the challenges and rewards of investing in a new business.
Tickets are now on sale for this brand new conference, which will bring together an exclusive day of content that revolves around high street Brands, Insights, Trends and consumer Experiences.
With decades of experience in hospitality and foodservice between them, the star panellists know a thing or two about building up brands and running successful businesses.
Alongside business partner Yianni Papoutsis, Collins formed burger bar MEATliquor in 2010 and now runs 11 sites across London, Leeds and Brighton.
Former PizzaExpress CEO David Page helped the pizza restaurant become a powerhouse, and now has his attention on Franco Manca and The Real Greek with Fulham Shore.
Through White Rabbit Fund, former Soho House Group commercial director Chris Miller has provided capital and support for the likes of Kricket, Island Poké, Lina Stores and Andrew Wong’s new Bloomberg Arcade restaurant, Kym’s.
Lydia Forte is daughter of Sir Rocco Forte, founder of luxury, five-star Rocco Forte Hotels. Before committing full-time to the family business, she managed the opening of The Markham Inn in Chelsea and led the update of Hix Mayfair and Bocconi in Brussels.
BITES Live is a new conference for the hospitality and foodservice industries. To hear what The Investment Panel have to say at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on 10th October, visit biteslive.co.uk for tickets.