Jeremy Mogford has developed a successful career in the hospitality industry. In 1973 he founded the Browns Restaurant Group, opening restaurants in university cities and London, until the company was acquired by Bass plc in 1999.
As well as being Chairman and a major shareholder in RTMS, Jeremy Mogford is also managing director of ‘The Oxford Collection’, consisting of the Old Bank & Old Parsonage Hotels, Quod & Gees Restaurants and the Parsonage Grill. During interim years, he has had an interest in a number of related businesses, including London’s oldest restaurant, Rules, and Maison Blanc, a bakery and patisserie business in partnership with Raymond Blanc.
Jeremy Mogford’s education was at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, followed by four years at Surrey University (BSc Hotel & Catering Business Admin). In 2001 he was awarded an Hon. DUniv. Oxford Brookes University.
He is chairman of the Oxford High Street Association and Rox (Backing Oxford Business). He was nominated as Independent Group Restaurateur of the Year 1997, Caterer & Hotelkeeper Magazine. With a keen interest in the arts both as a collector and as a sponsor, his annual international Food & Drink Short Story Prize competition is now in its tenth successful year.