For the past twelve years John Richardson has become the leading coach, consultant and speaker to the coffee shop industry. During that time, he has worked with some of the most successful small chain coffee shops to create highly profitable exits. He has helped establish a highly profitable 27 location coffee shop chain for the NHS. He works with clients throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Before that John built and sold, in his own name, 13 different hospitality businesses and employed nearly 1,000 people. He has owned multiple coffee shops, fish and chip shops, bars, restaurants and at one stage the largest sandwich business in Ireland.
John is the author of the three best-selling books about the coffee shop and café industry. He is regularly asked to speak at events and regularly appears on Channel 4 and the BBC as a coffee shop expert.