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The Ceres Podcast

Stelios Theocharous (Founder & Director of Ceres | Pure Food Innovation) travels and talks to exciting people within the Food & Hospitality industry. We don't rush in this podcast, we really want to find out what makes people do what they do.

Focussed on learning from Chefs, Food Producers, Growers, Hoteliers, Suppliers, Restauranteurs, Trade Associations, and whoever makes hospitality happen.

Tune in if you're in the business of making hospitality happen.


Jun 14, 2019

James Lipscombe is the Managing Director of The Chesterford Group, the parent company of Churchill’s Fish and Chips, Fishnchickn & Bankers Fish & Chips. 


We discuss the challenges of recruiting and retaining nearly 550 staff across almost 40 sites and "the shed". We cover lots of topics, including business models, aggregator delivery model, dietary changes, lifestyle, changes, BREXIT, and so much more. 


Find out more about James and The Chesterford Group below:

James Lipscombe - Linkedin

Chesterford Group Website

Churchill’s Fish and Chips Website

fishnchickn Website

Bankers Fish & Chips Website


Book Recommendations:

Losing My Virginity, Richard Branson

Principles, Ray Dalio

Homosapiens, Yuval Noah Hari