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Andy Townsend: Career Profile

Andy Townsend believes a willingness to 'get your jacket off' and learn from the bottom up is the best route to success in hotel management

'Serial hotelier' Andy Townsend is chief executive of Legacy Hotels and Resorts, the hotel management company he set up in 2005 following a stint as a divisional director at Macdonald Hotels. The father of five has worked in the industry for more than 20 years, clocking up time with a host of major hotel groups such as De Vere, Whitbread, Stakis and Hilton. 

Publican's daughter Sian McNicholas has carved out at career for herself within marketing, but has stayed close to the family business by working with pub companies Young's and Geronimo Inns

Sian McNicholas: Career Profile

Daniel Pearse, head pastry chef, Hakkasan London

Daniel Pearse: Career Profile

Petra Wetzel had never had a pint of beer before she took over WEST, but now the managing director's beer is sold in outlets across the country

Petra Wetzel: Career Profile

Carl Clarke fell into hospitality at the age of 15 and DJ'd for several years before returning with a new approach to being a chef

Carl Clarke: Career Profile

Chris Underwood became the pastry chef at Five Fields when it opened in May

Chris Underwood: Career Profile

Sue Hough has been in housekeeping for the last 25 years

Sue Hough: Career Profile

East End boy Gerry Calabrese, owner of the Hoxton Pony, has just launched INK with Professor Green in Leicester Square

Gerry Calabrese: Career Profile

Jonny Boud is the co-owner of PING, The Rum Kitchen and Love Brunch, and has his own menswear website, Young Threads

Jonny Boud: Career Profile

Hospitality all-rounder Wayne Androliakos has worked in hotels and restaurants, but says he now prefers the challenge of working in the extended stay sector

Wayne Androliakos: Career Profile

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