Our people

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Richard Brown - Director

A committed caterer with over 30 year’s experience running pubs & restaurants. Worked with Anthony & Tracy Hancock in developing and expanding the Blubeckers & Edwinns restaurants, was then MD of the business until it was incorporated into The Restaurant Group in 2007.
Married to Julia with a family of 5 sons, 3 of whom are currently working in the business. Richard is keen on keeping fit, staying young and supporting Brentford FC!

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Anthony Hancock - Director

Anthony started young , opening the first of the many Blubeckers outlets at the age of 20 with Tracy, who later became his wife (and also a Pearmain Director) and mum to their five offspring! His first and only job was as an apprentice mechanic, but soon discovered the joys of eating out, and watching happy restaurant customers asking to pay their bill after having a great time. He was hooked.. These days he uses his extensive business background to support the wonderful Pearmain team, many of whom he has worked with for a very long time, and that is something which he is truly proud of.

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Duncan Mcliesh - Operations Director

Hospitality graduate Duncan's career started in pubs, he then moved on to contract catering, hotels and restaurants. He has brought all his experience back to what he is passionate about. Great food, great service and great pubs! Duncan is married to Christie who works at the Red Lion Horsell. They have two gorgeous girls, Bonnie & Lyla.

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Leigh Diggins - Group Executive Chef

Leigh trained in Switzerland before working in some of London’s top Michelin Starred Restaurants. Recently Leigh was executive Head Chef at the famous Wentworth club for over 5 years. He has a passion for great fresh food and quality produce. When Leigh is not in the Kitchen his competitive nature sees him serving his way to victory on a tennis court and relaxing with his wife Nichola his children Thomas & Ellis