In 2008 John launched Green & Fortune and Kings Place Events which coincided with the opening of Kings Place, in Kings Cross London. In this time, Kings Place Events has established itself as one of London’s premium venues for conferencing, hospitality and events. The company also has a Café brand of its own name within its portfolio as well as the restaurant, bar and private dining business, Rotunda.
In 2017 Green and Fortune launched Sea Containers Events, on London’s South Bank, in the iconic building of the same name. In early 2020 Green & Fortune partnered with Central Hall Westminster to provide event hospitality services at London’s largest conference venue. 2019 saw the launch of Daffodil Mulligan and Gibney’s London, a restaurant, bar and music venue near Old Street London with business partner Richard Corrigan.
Prior to launching Green & Fortune, John was Chief Executive of Searcys, taking it from a two site focused business to a large and significant operator in the bespoke end of the food service and events sector.
John was a founding director of the Kings Cross Business Partnership, now Urban Partners, and works with numerous charities. Lockdown has seen his company donate thousands of meals to a local food bank and a welfare charity in Islington and Camden, which continues today. He is a director of Kings Cross Recruit and has worked with local authorities on many local employment initiatives.