Famous for his love of Italian food, chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver, 38, founded his chain of Italian restaurants, aptly named Jamie’s Italian, in 2008. Led by managing director Simon Blagden, 47, the company now has 35 sites in Britain and has expanded internationally, with restaurants in Ireland, Turkey, Dubai, Russia, Singapore and Australia. The chain bills itself as an affordable, family operation that makes its own pasta every morning and sources ingredients both locally and from Italy. Sales reached £93.9m in 2012.
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