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Success Stories

Client’s stories of their journey to success, and their advice to other businesses and fellow entrepreneurs

In this series, each episode will focus on a client’s story of their journey to success, and their advice to other businesses and fellow entrepreneurs

Success Stories – Episode 5

Dino Sura

Dino Sura, Managing Director, Burger & Lobster

Daniel Burke, Partner, Audit, Accounting & Outsourcing, Blick Rothenberg

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In our latest episode, Audit, Accounting & Outsourcing Partner Daniel Burke talks with Dino Sura, Managing Director of global restaurant business Burger & Lobster.

The concept for Burger & Lobster all began in 2011 with four school friends on a rooftop in London. They cooked up the idea to set up a restaurant where the focus was on perfecting the craft of just two main ingredients.

Since then, Burger & Lobster have been bringing wild lobsters and prime cut burgers to people around the world who share their appetite for creativity. Simplicity is at the core of the Burger & Lobster concept, with respect for quality food and service. The focus on making two products the absolute best they can be without any other distractions remains today.

Dino tells the Burger & Lobster story: how it all began and the challenges they’ve faced over the last 13 years. He also talks about what he believes is the foundation of Burger & Lobster’s success, how they choose their restaurant locations and how the company approaches the important issue of sustainability. Dino also shares his advice for business owners looking to scale and what the future holds for the international restaurant chain.

Success Stories – Episode 4

Justin Jeffery

Justin Jeffery, Director, Mini Spares

Darsh Shah, Partner, Blick Rothenberg

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In this episode, Partner Darsh Shah talks with entrepreneur Justin Jeffery from global spares provider Mini Spares.

Justin shares the company’s growth story, from a traditional single-person mail-order business when it launched in 1975 to a global supplier of classic Mini Spares to trade and retail customers in 122 countries today.

He also reveals the realities of operating a family-run business, the challenges trading internationally post-Brexit and his advice for other companies looking to supply customers overseas.

Justin also takes Darsh on a drive to share his passion for classic Minis and why he believes they are still so popular today.

Success Stories – Episode 3

Angela Crouch

Angela Crouch, Managing Director, Resident UK

Melissa Thomas, Director, Corporate Tax, Blick Rothenberg

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This episode of Success Stories tells the story of Angela Crouch, the Managing Director of mattress and bedding company Nectar.

Following a successful launch in the US in 2016, Nectar launched in the UK in 2018 and became the UK’s first carbon neutral ‘bed in a box’ mattress. Nectar’s parent company, Resident, is now one of world’s fastest growing direct-to-consumer sleep product companies.

So how has Nectar become a multi-award-winning mattress company servicing over three million people worldwide, in just six years?

In this episode, Managing Director Angela Crouch talks about Nectar’s rapid growth, the sustainability mission which sits at the heart of their business and their advice to other entrepreneurs looking to scale, grow and succeed.

Success Stories – Episode 2

Ben Branson

Ben Branson, Founder of Seedlip

Nimesh Shah, CEO of Blick Rothenberg

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This episode of Success Stories tells the story of Ben Branson, the founder of non-alcoholic spirits company Seedlip Drinks.

Ben launched Seedlip Spice 94 in London’s Selfridges on 4 November 2015. His first handmade 1,000 bottles sold out within three weeks, the second thousand in three days, and the third in 30 minutes online.

What began in a kitchen in the woods is now leading a worldwide revolution–changing the way we drink. The pioneering movement of offering those not drinking alcohol a sophisticated, adult option has since become a segment all its own: the ever-growing no and low alcohol category.

Seedlip has been embraced by the world’s best bars, restaurants, hotels and retailers across the globe, but how did that journey begin? In this episode Ben talks about the strategy behind the launch of the brand, shares insights into some of the early challenges and successes and offers his advice for other businesses looking to scale, grow and succeed today.

Success Stories – Episode 1

Rob Small

Rob Small, President & Co-Founder of Miniclip

Nimesh Shah, CEO of Blick Rothenberg

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Today Miniclip are an international digital games and entertainment company that develop, publish and distribute multiplayer mobile games including the highly popular 8 Ball Pool.

They currently reach an incredible 250 million players each month, over 195 countries and across six continents, and their audience keeps growing.

Miniclip’s experience, passion, and people provide them with a unique understanding of the digital games space, with extensive worldwide distribution and an internationally recognised brand.

However, the beginning of their journey 20 years ago amidst the dot-com era wasn’t without its challenges.

In this first episode of our Success Stories series, founder Rob Small talks about the strategy behind the launch of Miniclip, shares insights into some of the early challenges and successes, and offers his advice for other businesses looking to scale, grow and succeed today.

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