Kris is a very experienced operator who has had both a successful corporate, as well as more entrepreneurial career in hospitality. We briefly touched on Kris’s early career but spent more time chewing the fat on a broad range of hospitality topics. From EIS funding schemes and some great perspectives on why debt is quite often not the answer.
We also have a great conversation around hospitality as part of the rejuvenation and placemaking of towns and cities. Quite often they are the vibrancy and life-blood an area needs as a catalyst for investment and regeneration, yet all too often with high rents and taxes such important businesses are often marginally viable.
Kris has some excellent and creative thoughts on rent negotiations and how thinking outside the box and looking for win win opportunities between two parties can often lead to some interesting solutions.
Kris is also planning a slow and steady post Covid re-opening, testing and learning as he and the team go with some of their larger, more spacious garden venues.