About us

We’ve got plenty of power behind us, thanks to our high-profile founders and backers, and dedicated team of experts. Now all we need is you.

Brian Turner

Having begun his career at The Savoy Grill and Simpson’s in the Strand, Brian Turner, CBE, has been a chef for over 50 years. His many awards include the Craft Guild of Chef's Special Award, and the Wedgwood Award for his outstanding services to the industry, and he is currently President of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts. 

Brian is now using his decades of expertise to help Restaurant Collective change the face of hospitality for independent restaurateurs. “I firmly believe Restaurant Collective is a fantastic initiative, and one I’m very proud to be a part of,” Brian says. “Bringing together independent and smaller operators to support one and other is something that would’ve been of great assistance to me and my peers when we were starting out in the industry.”

Paul Shaw

Paul is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience.

As well as being CEO of Restaurant Collective, he is a Partner at Business Doctors, a management consultancy firm that specialises in helping SME owners to develop business growth strategies.
His 20 year association with the restaurant industry began at lastminute.com, where he headed up the leisure and restaurant division and led the investment into the then little-known online booking platform, Livebookings. The founders of which, 20 years later, came back together to create Restaurant Collective.

Paul is using his business acumen and expertise to support independent restaurants as they emerge from one of the toughest times the industry has ever faced.

 

Paul Shaw

Paul is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience.

As well as being CEO of Restaurant Collective, he is a Partner at Business Doctors, a management consultancy firm that specialises in helping SME owners to develop business growth strategies.
His 20 year association with the restaurant industry began at lastminute.com, where he headed up the leisure and restaurant division and led the investment into the then little-known online booking platform, Livebookings. The founders of which, 20 years later, came back together to create Restaurant Collective.

Paul is using his business acumen and expertise to support independent restaurants as they emerge from one of the toughest times the industry has ever faced.

 

Isabella Librando

As our Social Media and Community Manager, Isabella will keep our members connected, and help us make the most of the magic that can happen when we work together.

Isabella grew up in the restaurant industry, working at her family restaurant just off Oxford Street for over ten years. She gained social media and community management skills during her six years working in the charity sector, and now she’s bringing her passion, skill, and vast experience of all aspects of hospitality to the Restaurant Collective team.

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