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Jane O'Riordan - Investor on BBC's Million Pound Menu

Jane is a highly successful private equity investor, building businesses with a focus on the restaurant sector. She has spearheaded the strategic development of a number of household names in the UK including Nando’s, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Pizza Express and Broker Network. Her high profile success recently saw her feature as a panellist on the BBC hit show Million Pound Menu. She is currently Chair of Caravan Restaurants, Turtle Bay Restaurants and Fight Club Darts and was latterly Managing director of Yellowwoods Associates where she had worked since 1997. Prior to this she was a director with Braxton Associates, the then strategic consulting division of Deloitte and Touche. Jane has four children and she and her partner Alasdair are the founders of The Dynamo, a restaurant serving up delicious pizzas to cyclists in Richmond and Balham.  

GAIN sat down with Jane to discuss her career highlights and any tips she might have for budding investors. Click the links below to see what she had to say.




                                                                              When did you know you wanted to become an Investor?


                                                                              What is a typical day in your life?


                                                                              What in your opinion has been the secret to Nando's success? 


                                                                              Knowing what you know now,what advice would you have given your younger self?


                                                                              How have you balanced your career with having a family?