GRIF provides a platform for concepts who are looking to internationalise their brand, expand their offering or simply launch their first venture.
Deal Den Judges
Between them these investors' have years of experience of investing in restaurants on a global scale.
Present your concept directly to our deal den judges live on stage who will evaluate the viability of your proposition, provide feedback on your concept and potentially offer finance or working partnerships if your concept is right for them.
Email Mala Patel to put forward your concept and pitch for potential investment.
Paul Campbell, Founder, Hill Capital Partners
Paul has been involved in the creation, development and sale of a number of the UK's most highly regarded leisure businesses. He runs a portfolio of investments through his own LLP, Hill Capital Partners – and also invests in and advises a number of private equity funds.
Paul is currently invested and involved in several fast growing businesses in the hospitality sector including restaurant, hotel & resort, fitness club, and leisure businesses.
Sami Daud, Managing Director, Daud Group
An astute businessman with experience in real estate, engineering, and F&B. Sami has an eye for top quality, dynamic and unexpected food and dining experiences, Sami has added franchises to the Gourmet Gulf portfolio from around the world. These include: YO! Sushi, California Pizza Kitchen, Morelli’s Gelato, Hummingbird Bakery, Panda Express, Texas de Brazil, Azkadenya and Dalloyau.
Martin Sherwood, Partner, Enterprise Investment Partners
Martin Sherwood has many years’ experience of small company fundraising and in particular the tax-efficient investment market, specialising in the Hospitality & Leisure Sectors.
Martin works very closely with a wide range of Hospitality & Leisure entrepreneurs and has a significant network of investors and professional contacts as well as being a serial investor in his own right.