Our Team

Black and White Hospitality Management has a passionate and dedicated team in place to help and support our hotels and franchisees in delivering excellence and growing profitable businesses.

MPW international will have the benefit of ALL UK MPW team as required.



MARCO PIERRE WHITE
- CO-FOUNDER

Marco is the self-described composer behind this exciting and growing business.  Marco’s DNA runs through the whole Black and White operation.  All menus, dishes and new and evolving brands run through Marcos hands.  Marco travels a lot of the year so is always on the move Internationally.  Singapore is his latest project, opening the English House there, a truly amazing restaurant with rooms.  Marco guides us through different countries, cultures and international trends.


NICK TAPLIN
- CO-FOUNDER

Resident in the UK but a seasoned traveller, Nick heads up this exciting venture.  Nick has over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. He has worked closely with Marco in recent years to develop all of the different franchise concepts available. Nick’s hospitality experience expands much further than F&B, prior to BWH, Nick was MD at Sanguine Hospitality where he was responsible for developing and managing branded hotels and luxury health clubs and spas.

Today, his role Marcos' on driving BWH’s worldwide expansion strategy and overseeing its operational activities. He is also an active investor in both Cadbury House and The Cube 2 iconic hotel resorts in the UK.



RMAL HOSPITALITY
- CO-FOUNDER

Launched by the Al Fahim Group in 2007, RMAL Hospitality is a restaurant and hotel development business with a portfolio of international restaurant chains like Wagamama, Trader Vic’s, Frankie’s and others.  RMAL Hospitality is committed to the development of world-class hospitality, asset management and real estate products. Focussed on the development of the hospitality industry in the Gulf and North Africa, RMAL Hospitality is currently working towards expanding to other regions across the world through strategic investments and partnerships.


JIHAD HAZZAN
- DIRECTOR

As Chief Operating Officer of ALFAHIM Hospitality, Jihad will bring the global knowledge form RMAL Hospitality and their team to the Marco Pierre White franchising division. Jihad is key to the increasing pipeline over the next three to five years. His strong relationship is with numerous franchise partners and dates back 14 years when he opened the first Wagamama UAE branch in Dubai. Combining Wagamama’s innovative approach to the restaurant’s concept with ALFAHIM Hospitality’s customer-focused mindset is the winning recipe for a lasting partnership. Jihad enters an opening of a new chapter in the wider expansion plans for the Marco Pierre White restaurant brands across the UAE and a growing presence in neighbouring GCC countries. Global development will follow later this year.


ELIAS MADBAK
– DIRECTOR

Eli is Managing Director of RMAL and is an accomplished hospitality industry professional with 20 years of experience with international brands, across the spectrum of casual dining, QSR, fine dining, franchising, launching brands in global new markets, and other restaurant environments. Eli has held positions in the US, UK and now in the MENA region, based out of Dubai. He has a record of excellence in devising and implementing productivity and cost improvements that contribute to positive financial results while improving the guest experience. He has worked on the global expansion with brands such as Applebee's, The Cheesecake Factory, The Habit Burger Grill, and Punjab Grill. He specializes in new market entry and works closely with our potential franchisees to make sure their venture is a successful one.


ROB ATKINSON
- LEGAL DIRECTOR

Rob acts as Legal Director for BWH and works closely with the Brand team to ensure quality and consistency of the Brand, as well as supporting the expansion strategy and all other legal matters across the group. Rob has over 15 years’ experience as an in-house lawyer with a particular specialism in the franchising sector having previously worked globally for businesses such as PepsiCo.  Rob has a wealth of International experience and was instrumental in the setting up of Black and White International based in the UAE.