The Sunday Times has rated casual dining chain Five Guys the top hospitality company in its Fast Track 100 list which ranks the 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their last three years in the UK. The ‘better burger’ company backed by Carphone Warehouse founder Sir Charles Dunstone, was listed eight in the table thanks to an annual sales rise of 129% over the last three years.
Dunstone has a gripping tale to tell and an instinct to make a difference. He also has personal traits that some people might categorise as disadvantages. Yet he emphatically confirms the opposite. He is not especially academic and has a mind that's prone to flit here and there - but these are among his pack of trump cards. "I'm dyslexic, have a short attention span and a restless butterfly brain - so I can't stick at one thing for very long," he told Comms Vision conferees in an exclusive interview. "Therefore I am always inspired by what I see around me - that's the core of it."