At this year’s Brighton Summit on 13 October Pranee and Andy Laurillard will tell their story from growing one Thai resturant in the Lanes to an international brand.
They will explain that leaping into the unknown is better than not leaping at all. Why it is always good to think big, because when you scale it down to real life it will seem a lot easier.
That rushing and taking short cuts is the fastest route to failure. That a partner who is different from you can complete the missing jigsaw and that you should never be shy to admit things you don’t know.
Pranee started her first Thai restaurant in the Lanes in 2002, opened Giggling Squid in Hove a few years later and then persuaded her husband to leave corporate life and join her running the family business.
Since then the Giggling Squid has grown. There are now 21 Giggling Squids employing around 400 people across 13 counties. Having completed its first private equity funding round in 2015, Giggling Squid is measured by many as the largest Thai restaurant brand in the UK. To find out more and book your ticket www.brightonsummit.com
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