Duncan is a business operator and advisor, specialising in the fast moving world of hospitality, hotels and retail. Growing up in Sydney, he was exposed to some of the finest food in the world which let his passion for restaurants flourish and him to go on to build an award winning business. Moving to the UK broadened his experience further, He ran high profile, high turnover businesses for Tate Galleries and the iconic British Restaurant company, Searcys.
Duncan has vast experience in the world of hotels working with national and international brands. His focus has been the development of exceptional, individual restaurants and vibrant branded concepts targeted to increase footfall, financial performance and enhance reputation.
His drive for customer service excellence, brand development and innovative design led to opportunities and experience in Retail businesses. He has undertaken eye-catching projects with Westfield, the V&A and on-line portal CultureLabel.
Duncan has extensive experience in the cultural sector having worked with world class Galleries, Theatres and Museums on the development and management of their commercial operations. This includes working alongside design teams from the early stages of projects, planning and defining the scope and ambition of Restaurants, Cafes, Event Spaces and Retail shops.
Duncan is fortunate to work with a talented team of professionals who join him on a project basis.
Mandy leads Sherliker Design from her offices in Central London. Her experience in design for the hospitality industry ranges from working with a single high profile chef to creating identities for international hotels, bars and restaurants.
Mandy can bring her expertise in at the development stage of a new project to help shape the look and feel from the outset, establishing the visual identity, and designing material with consistent brand communication across all media.
Her focus on detail and creativity supports the client from the naming of the outlet, designing the logo and the supporting graphics, through to assisting with the interior decoration and the finishing aspects of the space.
Jackie has worked in the catering sector for many years. She was, for five years, a General Manager for Tate Catering at Tate Modern, running, at the time the world’s busiest restaurant. She has since opened and run her own successful restaurant and retail outlets.
Her particular expertise is in management and training. Her strength is the embedding of the management systems, staffing structures and team development that are vital in creating and running successful businesses.
Jackie’s knowledge and experience of the industry, combined with an eye for detail and the ability to make great ideas practicable make her an invaluable asset for any new venture.