Luke Johnson joins board of caterer Harbour & Jones

Luke Johnson joins board of caterer Harbour & Jones

Boutique caterer Harbour & Jones has appointed serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson to its board of directors.

The chairman of Risk Capital Partners and former Channel 4 chairman took up his post of non-executive director on 1 June.

Johnson, who also owns a majority stake in foodservice operator the Genuine Dining Co, was responsible for launching the Strada casual dining brand and widely credited for the exponential growth of Pizza Express.

He is also the part-owner and chairman of Patisserie Valerie, Gail's Artisan Bakery and Feng Sushi.

Harbour & Jones owner-directors Patrick Harbour and Nathan Jones commented: "Next year we'll be celebrating a fantastic first 10 years of business and with the help of Luke we look forward to making the next 10 years even stronger."

Johnson added: "It is great to be working with two hospitality pioneers like Patrick and Nathan. I met them when I chaired the RSA and I saw first-hand how they are able to transform the food and drink offering for an institution.

"I hope over time to help make their already highly professional organisation even more successful."

At the end of 2012, Harbour & Jones reported a 30% increase in turnover year on year." target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">
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