Jeremy Roberts, alongside business partner Tim Bacon, is a co-founder of Living Ventures, one of the UK’s most dynamic, imaginative and innovative food and drink operations.
The award-winning group has a richly deserved reputation for developing, launching and operating a diverse portfolio of successful and profitable brands; these range from The Alchemist cocktail destination, a high-end pan-Asian restaurant, Australasia, the Blackhouse steakhouses, the Italian Gusto brand and the Oast House Pub, a 16th century farm building in the middle of Manchester’s Spinningfield’s financial district.
Living Ventures currently operates 27 sites, primarily across the north of England and has a turnover of more than £40m.
GS Systems has worked closely with the Living Ventures team since 1999 when Tim and Jeremy first launched the Living Rooms brand.
Here Jeremy talks about what makes Living Ventures successful as a business, the importance of its people, its training and service ethic and how the EPOS control systems and procedures help Jeremy and his team measure and manage the businesses more effectively.