Eric Partaker on Chilango and spearheading a new funding route for SMEs

Eric Partaker (left) with business partner Dan Houghton

Eric Partaker is the co-founder of Chilango, the Mexican chain that has raised £1.8m via a mini-bond hosted on crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. He talks to BigHospitality about the success of this initiative and why crowdfunding is a great alternative to traditional financing.

Mike Warren, managing director at Harbour Hotels

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Joanne Barratt is QHotels' group operations manager

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Ian Daniels, Business development director at City Marque

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Chef and restaurateur Scott Hallsworth has big plans for his Kurobuta brand

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Managing director of Glendola Leisure Alexander Salussolia joined the company in 1992 as an area manager, before becoming its managing director in 2000.

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This business is all about making the customer happy because without customers, we don’t have anything - Mark Poynton

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Tom Peake, Mark Reynolds and Nick Fox

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CAU operations director Graham Hall, who joined the business in May last year.

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"Keep true to yourself and you'll become what you are." Ryan Clift

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