Tommy Banks, 33, runs the restaurants The Black Swan at Oldstead and Roots, both in North Yorkshire, as well as Made In Oldstead, a meal kit business, and Banks Brothers’ Drinks, which sells canned wine. They have a combined staff of 110 and a turnover of £8 million. He also oversees a restaurant at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
In 2013, at the age of 24, he became the youngest person to win a Michelin Star for The Black Swan and went on to win another for Roots in 2021. He is experimenting with new ways to retain his top talent, including closing both his restaurants on Sundays, their second busiest day.
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