James Lipscombe, CEO & Owner, The Chesterford Group
James is CEO & owner of The Chesterford Group who operate one of the largest chains of fish and chip shops and restaurants in the UK with 40 sites across the South of the UK. The brands the Chesterford Group currently operates are fishnchickn, Bankers, Churchill's as well as the virtual kitchen brands Serial Grill and Chicken Punk. The Chesterford Group was named as one of the 1000 companies to inspire Britain last year by the London Stock Exchange due to its fast growth and was praised for its dynamic leadership.
James is an entrepreneur with a proven track record of opening and buying businesses, launching successful food brands, and creating company cultures where people can thrive. The Chesterford Group are a market leader in the use of click and collect and delivery technology and James is passionate about finding new technologies to create a seamless payment and ordering solutions for customers.
He is an, award winning member of the Young Presidents Organisation, has headed meetings at number 10 Downing Street with key government advisors on how the government can work with SME’s more effectively and he has mentored company founders in the early stages of their careers.