Experienced restaurant and food business professional with excellent experience and success in start up companies. I successfully raised money with partners and created Gourmet Burger Kitchen. Within five years we had grown this concept to 10 sites and sold the business to Clapham House plc for £10 million pounds. Original investors received £80,000 after three and a
Experienced restaurant and food business professional with excellent experience and success in start up companies. I successfully raised money with partners and created Gourmet Burger Kitchen. Within five years we had grown this concept to 10 sites and sold the business to Clapham House plc for £10 million pounds. Original investors received £80,000 after three and a half years, 15 x their original investment.
I am currently 30% shareholder and director of Seven Restaurants Ltd which is the owner of Kopapa Cafe & Restaurant, in the West End, Covent Garden. I am interested in investment opportunities in many fields and undertake consultancy on a wide range of food ventures and operations. I am an active investor and Seven Restaurant Ltd is always interested assessing collaborations or assisting other people trying to get new restaurant ventures launched. www.kopapa.co.uk
I am also one of the founders and a director of Crosstown Dough Ltd. This is a new gourmet doughnut and coffee concept that has launched in London. It will be looking at stand alone retail sites, online sales & delivery in London,wholesale to trade, mobile sales through branded vehicles at sports & corporate events,festivals and farmers markets.We have bought together a highly skilled team of food professionals and business people, successfully raising money from private individuals for the launch and roll out of this business. www.crosstowndoughnuts.com
Specialties: Start Up companies and getting products launched.
Co Founder & Director @ Crosstown Doughnuts & Coffee is a new concept that was launched in London in May 2014. It business that manufactures, retails and wholesale gourmet doughnuts in London. It has a multi pronged sales approach for bringing the product to market through own store sales, online sales, mobile vehicles, corporate,leisure & sports events, as well as wholesaling to the trade. www.crosstowndoughnuts.com From October 2013 to Present (2 years 3 months) London, United KingdomFounder & Director @ Kopapa is a joint venture with Peter Gordon, Michael McGrath and Brandon Allen. Kopapa was recognised as one of the top 50 places to eat in London by Time Out Magazine 2011 is always ranked as one of London's top brunch restaurants, winning awards with Time Out and The Huffington Post in 2013.Kopapa is 1st Runner up in Times Out Best New Restaurant Award 2011 and won the Best Menu at 2011 London Restaurant Festival Awards.
In a crowded and fickle London restaurant Kopapa continues to grow from strength to strength. From January 2010 to Present (6 years) London, United KingdomFounder @ Founder of Gourmet Burger Kitchen. With Brandon Allen and Greg Driscoll I opened 10 successful restaurants in London in 5 years. Gourmet Burger Kitchen created a brand new sector in the London restaurant market. The GBK brand is now international with branches in Ireland, UAE, Turkey and Dubai. From January 2000 to April 2006 (6 years 4 months) London, United KingdomGeneral Manger @ Educational Software Company From July 1997 to January 2000 (2 years 7 months) London, United Kingdom
NZ Diploma in Business Studies, Commerce @ Otago Polytechnic From 1990 to 1992 High School @ St Patricks College, Silverstream From 1982 to 1986 Adam Wills is skilled in: Site Aquisition for Restaurants, Concept Evaluation, Raising Venture Capital, Restaurants, Start-ups, Menu Development, Food, Retail, Food Industry, Culinary Skills, Baking, Strategic Planning, Social Media, Business Planning, Business Strategy