Nick Taplin

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Nick Taplin
Born March 13th 1972
United Kingdom
Nationality British

Nick Taplin (Born March 13th 1972) is a hotel owner and master franchisor to chef Marco Pierre White.[1] He is the owner of Cadbury House in Congresbury, North Somerset (UK), which he bought in 2003, and is Chairman and CEO of Black And White Hospitality, a business he set up with White in 2013.


He graduated from Bilton High School, Rugby with BTEC OND and HND in hospitality.


With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality sector, He has managed and developed venues and properties across the whole hospitality spectrum from nightclubs, five-star hotels, branded high-street bars, branded hotels, health clubs, and spas. [2]

Prior to Black And White, Taplin was managing director of Sanguine Hospitality, which employed over 900 people in the UK and had a portfolio of properties worth over £200 million, where he was responsible for developing and managing branded hotels and luxury health clubs and spas.

In 2010, Taplin was looking to improve the in-house restaurant offering across his hotel estate and in October 2010, following discussions with White, opened a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill at Cadbury House as a franchisee. This was closely followed by restaurants at Hoole Hall in Chester (UK) and The Cube in Birmingham (UK).

As more hotel owners started making inquiries about a Marco Pierre White restaurant, in 2013, Taplin became master franchisor to White with the pair launching Black And White Hospitality.[3]

The business operates a franchise model allowing property owners or investors to open a Marco Pierre White branded restaurant within their property.

With eight brands, Taplin’s role is focused on driving Black and White Hospitality’s expansion which is approaching its 50th UK-based venue. The brands include Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Marco’s New York Italian, Mr White’s English Chophouse, Wheeler’s of St James’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Bardolino Pizzeria Bellini & Espresso Bar, Koffmann & Mr White’s, Wheeler’s Fish & Chips and Marconi Coffee and Juice Bar.

The business has also opened its first two international restaurants in Abu Dhabi following the launch of Black and White International in 2018.