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Liz McAreavey
Hurricane Restaurant

Liz is currently Chief Executive of Hurricane Restaurants Limited – the informal dining experience. The first Hurricane Bar and Grill opened in Edinburgh in August 2002, with the second and larger Hurricane making its mark in Manchester in September 2003. Two down eight to go!

Formerly Chief Executive of Le Bistro Hospitality – Scotland’s largest independent event and leisure caterer – Liz sold the company in 2001.

In between, Liz travelled to gain ideas for the Hurricane concept and also took up a part time position as Commercial Director of Loch Lomond Shores, developing the business plan and financial models for the catering and events business.

Liz has a number of board positions:

Board member   Entrepreneurial Exchange
Board Member   Seafish Industry Authority
Trustee    Hospitality Industry Trust
Trustee    Columbia 1400 – Leadership Charity
Campaign Committee  Napier University
Advisory Committee  Scottish Enterprise - WIN

Awards include:

1999 Finalist  - Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year – Ernst and Young
1998 Outstanding Scottish Businesswoman of the year
1996 Runner up Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year – Entrepreneurial Exchange
1995 Winner of Cosmopolitan/London Business School Businesswoman of the Year

Married with two Daughters her hobbies include work, spending time with her family, eating out, keeping fit and constantly re-organising the furniture.

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