I have always loved good food and wine; no surprise really considering that my father was chef patron of a Michelin restaurant and my grandparents and great grandparents were hoteliers.

I have been involved in the management of some of Britain’s best hotels, restaurants and private castles and through Mark Slaney Associates Ltd, I offer informed advice for fine dining businesses, drawing on my experience and that of other specialists in the hospitality field, who I know and respect.