Founder of the world famous sandwich chain Pret a Manger, Sinclair Beecham MBE sold his company for a huge fortune. Changing the way the corporate world lunches, Sinclair knows what makes a sucessful business. A professional and informative keynote speaker, the entrepenurs passion and vision are clear. Since leaving Pret, he has developed market-budget hotel idea, Sinclair is an expert in marketing and branding.
Sinclair Beecham MBE founded the world famous sandwich chain, Pret a Manger and is a powerful keynote speaker on the factors behind the success of all his business ventures.
Sinclair graduated with a degree in Urban Estate Management. He then joined Crest Estates, a property developer as development and marketing executive. Sinclair then teamed up with his partner Julian Metcalfe to form Pret A Manger.
In 1986, the first Pret A Manger opened in Victoria. By 1993 Pret had 15 shops around London. Pret A Manger currently operates in hundreds of stores in the United Kingdom, and is in the process of global domination.
In 2002, McDonald's reached an agreement to acquire a minority interest in Pret A Manger. The founders are grateful to their loyal customer and love being able to provide people with good, natural food.
Pret A Manger is recognised as a leader in customer service and staff motivation, giving away unsold sandwiches to the homeless, Pret leads by example as an ethical and successful business.
The founders sold the business in 2008, since Sinclair has developed a new up-market budget hotel concept, one which provides high-quality with limited service.