Frankie & Benny’s Operations Manager
Q: When Did You Start With The Restaurant Group?
A: I originally started work in Chiquito, Leicester in 1994. I was a waiter looking for a summer job whilst studying.
Q: Tell Us About Life At TRG
A: I’d been working in restaurants since the age of 16. I enjoyed interacting with guests and more importantly the buzz we had at Chiquito, that’s what I wanted full time.
I saw the first Frankie & Benny’s open in Leicester and realised this was the company I wanted to work for. I was given the opportunity to open Chiquito in Bristol as a deputy manager and from there I was a made a trouble shooter for restaurants with challenges.
I was given my first General Manager’s position in 2002. I moved to Frankie & Benny’s in Coventry and then after 2 years became an area support and then an Area Manager. I won Area Manager of the year in 2010 and was then promoted to Senior Area Manager. I’m now Operation’s Manager for the South.
Q: What Do You Love About TRG?
A: TRG has supported me throughout my 21 year career. My family and foundations are built around TRG. I would not change a thing; they’ve offered me a career path that I’m proud of. I also love the people at TRG, most have been working here for years and that’s testament to a great organisation.