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.


TERRY GREEN
- CHAIRMAN

A passionate and articulate developer of businesses, a serial entrepreneur and a published author, Terry brings a wealth of business experience to bear in supporting the successful growth of the Black and White family. Terry's role is to drive strategic focus, to champion innovative solutions and to coach and guide the team in their quest to develop and deliver market beating physical and digital customer experiences.


NICK TAPLIN
- CHAIRMAN & CEO

As the CEO and majority shareholder of this exciting venture, Nick has 25 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 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 is focused on driving BWH’s expansion strategy and overseeing its operational activities. He is also an investor in both Cadbury House and The Cube.



CAROLINE WILCE
- CFO

Caroline is both a shareholder and Finance Director at BWH. She is also an investor in Cadbury House and the Cube. Her background spans 25 years in the hospitality and finance sector. Her previous role was Finance Director at Sanguine Hospitality and before that she spent a number of years at Forte Hotels and Macdonald Hotels. Caroline sits on a number of external investment boards as a non-exec director and manages assets of more than £200m.


SHEZAN ASLAM
- MD, HOTELS & INVESTMENTS

Shezan is a Director at BWH and sits on the main board of our parent company Black and White Hospitality Management Ltd. He is an active shareholder in the Cube and also oversees the operation of the hotel management arm of the business. Shezan has more than 20 years’ experience within hospitality and has
worked with major industry brands including Marriott, Hilton, IHG and Wyndham.


BRANDIE DEIGNAN
- MD, FRANCHISING

As MD, Brandie heads up the Black and White Franchising division. She will now oversee the growth of the franchising business and ensure all venues deliver a consistent and high-end service that guests expect from one of the world’s most famous and charismatic chefs and restauranteurs. Working for some of the country’s biggest corporate businesses, Brandie joined Black and White from British Airways Plc. She has also worked for Tesco Plc where she headed up its restaurant's division, Whitbread Plc, Travel Lodge Hotels Ltd and the Hilton Group.




JADE MALLIA
- MARKETING DIRECTOR

As Marketing Director, Jade focuses on developing and implementing strategies to drive sales and revenue across all of our franchised restaurants through brand-wide seasonal campaigns. She places a big emphasis on the full marketing mix utilising digital, PR and creative tactics to deliver results. She has a wealth of industry experience and has worked on the Marco Pierre White brand in the UK since the 1st restaurant opened, developing a great understanding of campaigns and tactics to drive customers into our businesses. Jade was the brains behind the group central marketing function.
Jade is currently on maternity leave and will be returning to her role later in 2019.


KYLIE HART
- MARKETING MANAGER

Kylie has a strong background in marketing with over 8 years’ experience. Having worked with reputable agencies such as McCann Erickson and TRO over the years, she has extensive knowledge of working with big brands such as Google, MINI, Jaguar, Pimms & Pret A Manger. As Marketing Executive, Kylie focuses on digital campaigns such as website, SEO and social media development alongside creative collateral.


CARYS COBLEY
- MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Carys has more than four years marketing experience within the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Black and White, she worked at SA Brain & Co where she was responsible for delivering multiple marketing campaigns across its pubs, bars and restaurants. At Black and White Carys works closely with all new opening restaurants to ensure pre and post-marketing activity is delivered successfully.


REBECCA WAKEFORD
- INTERIOR DESIGNER

Rebecca is an interior designer with over 15 years’ experience within the commercial sector. Working closely with the team at BWH she is constantly revisiting the Brand Interior Design Guides to ensure that the designs are always current and fresh and concur with the overall excellence that the MPW brand is renowned for. In addition to this, Rebecca assists with individual franchises, whether it be the full design of a new restaurant, or simply overseeing the design process.


JENNIE MACKENZIE
- HEAD OF TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

As Training Manager for BWH, Jennie plays a key part in developing the training strategy across our franchised restaurants and hotel management arm of the business. She has more than 15 years’ experience within learning and development and worked with major industry brands.


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.


LEO DE BARTOLO -
HEAD OF FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT – NORTH

Leo heads up the North as Head of Franchise Development. He has a wealth of international Franchise experience, holding senior operational roles for Chatime, Nando’s and Hog’s Australia’s Steakhouse. He is key to driving operational excellence, guest experience and brand engagement, whilst building strong relationships with all of our business partners.



SAM HORSWILL
- HEAD OF FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT, LONDON AND SOUTH

Sam has joined us from Turtle Bay Restaurants, where he was responsible for restaurants within the London region. Prior to this, Sam was an Area Manager with the Hand Made Burger Company, and has accumulated a broad range of experience in similar roles working in new openings and learning & development. Sam brings great territory knowledge and experience to our London & South patch.


DAVE DANIELS-EKARTE
- HEAD OF BRAND STANDARDS & OPS INNOVATION

Dave has been involved in hospitality since the age of 16, working in all areas from kitchens, bars, restaurant & conferencing. The breadth of his experience spans independent restaurants and hotels, plus big brands such as Hilton and Wagamama. Dave is responsible for Brand Standards and Innovation which includes new restaurant openings. Dave works closely with the marketing and food teams to ensure restaurants have all the support they require to be successful.


KIRSTY HUNT
- FRANCHISE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Kirsty has a varied wealth of sales experience spanning the past 20 years. Her hobbies include eating, drinking and socialising so her background means she has the experience to develop new relationships as we continue to expand the Marco Pierre White brands across the UK and worldwide.


LAURENCE PHILLIPS
- PR DIRECTOR

Laurence manages all public relation and media related activity for Black and White Hospitality. He also handles the PR for Marco directly, including his Rudloe Arms in Wiltshire. With over 25 years’ experience of working in the media, he has extensive experience of the hospitality sector having represented some of the world’s best-known hotel groups as well as the UK’s biggest brewery and pub retailing groups. He has also been involved with the opening and on-going PR activity for many restaurants, including the first Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, New York Italian and Bardolino.


CAROLINA HOWELLS
- MARKETING & PR MANAGER

As Marketing & PR Manager working for The Cube and Black and White Hospitality - Carolina is a creative Marketing Manager with great experience gained from working at D&D London and Mango Tree Restaurants. She was responsible for delivering the PR strategies for these restaurants including Radici & Chai Wu. Carolina is currently on maternity leave.


RICHARD WILCOX
- PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR

Richard heads up Procurement for BWH. He has a varied role and is key to the
F&B business to ensure food quality, standards and margins are met to drive the all-important profit conversion. Richard also works closely with the new opening teams to support procurement of both light and heavy equipment where required. Richard also owns his own procurement business which gives us excellent access to very competitive pricing and group deals.


DARREN COSLETT-BLAIZE
- HEAD OF FOOD TRAINING & IMPLEMENTATION

Darren has been a chef since 2001, he started his career at Claridges hotel in London and from there went on to train with Michel Roux Jr at Le Gavroche, Jason Atherton at Pollen Street Social and with Simon Rogan at l’Enclume. He travelled the world as a personal chef to a billionaire and trained in his free time at 3 Michelin star kitchens in Italy, Monaco & on the Cote d’Asur. He now implements all chef training across the estate as well as carrying out regular audits on the food standards.


JASON EVERETT
- EXECUTIVE HEAD CHEF

As executive head chef at Black and White Hospitality Jason is responsible for working alongside Marco to develop all new menu content and chef training. Jason has had a long-standing relationship with Marco having previously worked under him at his famed Haveys restaurant in London, where he spent two years helping Marco attain two of his three Michelin stars. In recent years and prior to joining BWHM, Jason was executive head chef at Marco’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill in Bristol.


PAUL NETHERWOOD
- REVENUE DIRECTOR

Paul is a seasoned Revenue Manager with a host of experience working for both managed and owned properties across a variety of brands with Carlson Rezidor, Hilton and Kew Green Hotels. As our Revenue Director, his huge knowledge of PMS & CRS systems and Revenue management systems will maximise all opportunities in our properties.


ALEEM TUFAIL
- GROUP FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

As Group Financial Controller for both the franchising and hotel management parts of BWH, Aleem oversees and supports all aspects of group finance. He carries over 20 years' experience in hospitality and finance. Previously Aleem has held many senior positions, including 11 years at Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, Hotel Collection, & Corus Hotels. At Black and White Hospitality Aleem works across all arms of the business, ensuring all sites are being fully supported throughout.


MIKE SLATER
- REGIONAL FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Having worked in finance for over 30 years, Mike has a great wealth of Hospitality experience. As Regional Financial Controller, Mike's focus is to analyse and report sales figures to drive revenue for restaurants. Mike is also a day to day finance support for all restaurants, providing each site finance guidance and training.


ROS HARWOOD
– PA TO NICK TAPLIN


NATASHA MARSHALL
– PA TO ROS HARWOOD


SASHA OGBOURNE
- ADMINISTRATOR