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2018 Judges

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Bruce Langlands

Board Director of Food & Hospitality - Selfridges

Biography

With over 30 years in the luxury retail and hospitality industry across the UK and Europe, Bruce has developed and launched a number of hugely successful products, brands and restaurants. Native of Edinburgh, food and retail has always been integral part of his family, leading to a natural career in food and drinks industry.

Design excellence

A beautifully curated and designed restaurant is the pinnacle of a long and creative process. Symmetry for me is really important and often gives a air of sophistication and elegance to the finished product. From the provenance of the materials used, from the structural build, lighting, soft furnishings to the details of the cutlery, stemware all alludes to a beautiful space and creates an ambience like no other. A restaurant to me, should be like a fingerprint, individual to the community as well as to DNA of the brand.