Mark Fox, CEO, Bill’s Restaurants to headline Arena Summer Event

By Berenice, Thursday 30 March 2017

The Arena Summer Event 2017 is shaping into a fantastic day of insight, inspiration and interaction. On Monday 15 May at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, Mark Fox, the CEO of Bill’s Restaurants, will address industry colleagues as keynote speaker and an exclusive industry insight panel discussion will consider the supply chain, pricing and operator/supplier relationships.

Bill’s is a real ‘phoenix from the fire’ success story; from a flood-destroyed greengrocer’s shop in Lewes in 2000 to a £110.5 million, fast-growing casual dining brand today, operating 76 restaurants and employing almost 3,000 across the UK.

Mark will discuss the unique brand heritage and strategy that has inspired Bill’s’ continued, rapid growth, securing an increase in turnover of +20.5% for the year ending July 2016 and a place at number 70 in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 2016; his vision and plan to deliver continued success; and the key issues impacting casual dining and the wider industry.

Don’t miss:

- Mark Fox’s enlightening presentation including:

  • Mark’s dynamic career path: the fascinating journey from pizza delivery driver to CEO of one of the fastest growing casual dining brands – via KFC, Restaurant Associates, Pizza Hut UK and Starbucks
  • The unique Bill’s story and brand: the fresh, seasonal and eclectically British heritage and Mark’s focus to re-establish this essence to generate continued estate growth and brand innovation
  • A clear and compelling strategy for growth: building a strong core team, with almost entirely new leadership, and introducing robust operating processes to drive significant growth

- Supply chain insight panel, in association with CGA: operator and supplier panellists will debate supply chain issues, including pricing and operator/supplier partnerships

- The excellent opportunity to engage with professionals from across the foodservice and hospitality industry

- An exquisite three-course lunch and outstanding hospitality, courtesy of the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel

Tickets to this popular event are available now.  Click here for more information and to buy tickets online or contact Lorraine Wood by email or on 07803 853 618.