Luke Johnson to headline the Arena Christmas lunch

10 October 2012 by
Luke Johnson to headline the Arena Christmas lunch

Entrepreneur Luke Johnson, founder and chairman of Risk Capital Partners, is to take centre stage at the next networking association Arena Lunch in December.

Johnson is best known for his impact on PizzaExpress, after taking control of the company in 1993 and subsequently becoming chairman. He grew the business from 12 owned restaurants to more than 250.

His CV includes starting the Strada restaurant concept as well as being a former chairman of Channel 4. He he is currently the part owner and chairman of Patisserie Valerie, Giraffe Restaurants, Gail's Artisan Bakery and Feng Sushi.

Johnson will speak at the Arena Christmas Lunch on Monday 3 December 2012 at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London.

The event will also include a presentation by food service analysts Horizons, who will provide a digest of 2012 and a look ahead to 2013.

Tickets to the event are £135 plus VAT for Arena members and £175 plus VAT for non-members. For further information and to buy tickets contact Lorraine Wood on 020 3087 2378, e-mail or visit

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