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An experienced team player whose strengths lie in a combination of commercial & franchise sales, strategic management, retail operations & retail property development in the UK, Europe, US & Latin American market place. A leader & a motivator of teams, with an open communication style and the ability to close deals fast.

 18 August 2018

John West Owner of  JJW Franchise Consultancy Ltd John West CV June 2015.pdf


“Its not what you do its how you do it”

My working life started as a Chef, training alongside Gary Rhodes followed closely by a 2 year tour around the inland waterways of Europe working on a hotel barge. Returning home my career accelerated when I accepted a multi-site management role with Pizza Hut and soon found myself managing multiple restaurants as an Operations Manager for Whitbread. My career has included time living in the US working for Texaco assisting its international retail team build bigger and shinier convenience stores and fuel stations across Latin America and the Caribbean. I have developed food franchise programmes for Burger King / Papa John’s Pizza & Dunkin Brands across Europe & Russia which has kept me out of (and sometimes in) trouble. In 2011 I decided it was time to take all the good learning's of my career working for large food retail groups in the franchising and real estate development arena & stretch my wings to work as an independent consultant. My career has a strong sales and business development background & I love nothing more than getting my teeth into new projects, helping organisations find growth opportunities from maximising existing programs or developing new ones. My experience working with  large blue chip organisations has helped me to grow a large portfolio of potential investor groups and a strong relationship with many retail brands.


- Strategic project management across multiple countries of operation

- Excellent negotiation skills - a deal closer

- A strong network of high net worth investors

- Identifications of incremental revenue streams

- International experience & management of multi-national teams in USA, Latin America and Europe

“Experience can be a valuable thing”

On the following pages you will find various downloads and attachments that provide a detailed insight into my working achievements across 25 years working in the food retail, franchise sales and property development arena. I have tried to include all relevant work experiences and projects. I would be happy to provide you with a copy of my CV if you e-mail me at

or call on +44(0)7763 668354

 2011 – Date - Owner of JJW Franchise Consultancy Ltd

 2013 – Date - International Development Manager - Dunkin Brands

 2010 – 2011 Director of Franchise Development – Papa Johns

 2009 – 2010 Director Franchising & Development– Burger King

 2005 – 2008 Franchise Development Manager -  Burger King

 2000 – 2004 European New Concepts Development Mgr – Texaco

 1997 – 2000 Strategic Alliance Manager - Texaco (Based in US)

 1994 – 1996 Business Development Manager - Whitbread PLC

 1992 – 1994 Operations Manager – Pizza Hut UK

“I worked with John on a number of major projects including Burger Kings Russian entry strategy. I found him to be inspirational, collaborative and supportive. John is a very strategic and always sees the bigger picture. It is these skills that make him a strong leader and an asset to any business”

Jim Johnstone - Director of Franchise Operations - Burger King