Stephen co-founded Franchise Brands in 2008. He has long-standing experience in franchising and currently holds the position of Non-executive Chairman, Domino’s Pizza. Having originally joined the then private company Domino’s Pizza as Finance Director in 1998, he led Domino’s to an IPO on AIM in 1999, and subsequently as CEO, he led the business through a period of growth. During his nearly 20-year association with Domino’s Pizza, Stephen has taken Domino’s from a market capitalisation of £25m to approximately £1bn and membership of the FTSE 250 Index and from around 100 to over 1,000 stores across the UK, Ireland and Europe.