Salt, the partnership and experience agency specialising in food and drink, has launched a restaurant division to be led by restaurateurs Neil Rankin and Handley Amos.
The Pepper Collective (the new division) has brought together a team of people to work with like-minded businesses and enterprises to create new hospitality experiences.
Projects already planned in for this year involve a new restaurant from chef Tom Brown; the launch of F!LTH, the healthy burger business from Gizzi Erskine and nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson; a pub with rooms from Alyn Williams; and a collaboration with renowned Italian restaurateur Antonio Civita to grow Panino Giusto in the UK.
As well as investment opportunities and financial backing, The Pepper Collective will offer a range of core expertise to realise each project to its full potential – from concept development and location sourcing to marketing, staff training, design, quality control and F&B strategy.
“I could not be more thrilled to have brought together two legends of our industry to head up our new restaurant division,” says Salt CEO Andrew Fishwick. “I have known Neil and Handley for years and they think like I do about the future of hospitality; we all know our sector is changing beyond recognition and we believe that by working with the best, by being at the vanguard of the new movement and by incorporating new ways of thinking, we can create a group that makes a difference.”