Franchise Radio 139 “Insider Secrets To Hospitality Post – Covid” with Wes Lambert

Wes Lambert CPA, FGIA, CAE, MAICD is the Former CEO of the 2020 Association of the Year Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA), the national industry association representing the interests of more than 55,000 restaurants, cafés and catering businesses across Australia and a winner of the AuSAE 2020 Influencer Award.

Wes is the Author of “Saving Hospitality, One Venue at a Time” and was named one of Australia’s Most Influential Hospitality Heavy Hitters. He has appeared on the Today Show, ABC News Breakfast, Weekend Sunrise, & Sky News, including on Alan Jones, interviewed live on 3AW, 2GB, 4BC, & ABC radio, and has been featured on ABC RN The Money.

Wes has been quoted in The Australian, The Australian Financial Review and AFR Magazine. The Sydney Morning Herald, Good Food, The Age, The Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph & The Courier Mail, and featured in numerous podcasts, webinars and as a guest speaker at multiple conventions and events, speaking about his hospitality experience and on behalf of the industry.

He is chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Children’s Tumour Foundation.

Wes was Executive Director, Secretary and Financial Controller for Pacific Restaurant Group Ltd (Kingsleys, ChopHouse, & Jamie’s Italian). Australia’s first public unlisted Full-Service Restaurant Group, from where he was responsible for the restructuring and IPO of the Group as well as securing the Master Franchise Agreement for Jamie’s Italian in Australia/NZ.

Prior to that, Wes was an Investment Banker in Restaurant Capital before owning and managing multiple hospitality venues in Asia and the United States.

He possesses a strong work ethic, a can-do attitude with the problem-solving ability to make anything possible. “No” and “I can’t” are not in his vocabulary.

To listen to this episode “Insider Secrets To Hospitality Post – COVID” with Wes Lambert, click here.

We believe in doing business… …for good

Our quest is to continue to help business owners who want to grow their business into a more valuable asset.

We do this through a number of our enterprises.

Through Franchise Simply® we help business owners who want to grow their business into a more valuable asset through franchising. The team of expert advisors at Franchise Simply® does this this through our simple three step Franchise Success Path which can be delivered in many different ways to suit you. We work closely with our team of leading franchise experts to provide the full range of services to the franchise industry, from carefully crafted legal agreements and operations and procedure manuals, to expert advice on corporate structures, fee structures, territory planning, franchisee support, recruitment and much more…The result - our members implement fast and get everything they need to succeed all in one place. Click here to join our inspiring community of entrepreneurs and you can be our next success story.

We believe in giving back and so a percentage of every program is given to MicroLoan Foundation Australia to help women in Southern Saharan Africa to build businesses and take their families out of poverty. To date we have helped provide over 60,000 loans impacting on 355,000 impoverished people.