About


We are a management consultancy known for shaping and operating renowned food & beverage, retail and cultural destinations.


Prescient Group works with operators, investors and developers on business strategy and its implementation to transform spaces into meaningful assets that deliver targeted results.

We are visionary in the way we create, deliver and operate. Our focus is to ensure results are aligned with stakeholder approved operating and financial strategies.

Projects range from feasibility assessments to programmes with complex workflows.

Expertise


Placemaking

We unlock brand identity, incorporating various differentiators unique to the location and often applicable to urban regeneration.

Our networks discover and connect operators to develop an exciting category and tenant mix that enhances the strategic profile of a destination with meanwhile uses through to longer term development.

Our team creates and manages marketing strategy to promote cultural relevance to drive exposure and brand equity leading to sustained footfall.


Food & Beverage and Retail

Our expertise is applicable from high profile restaurants to fast casual dining. We also support projects incorporating a significant retail environment.

We initially support concept development regarding visioning with graphic and interior designers, then coordinate operational work flows and infrastructure requirements with architects and building specialists leading to developed and technical designs. Thereafter, we structure operations, lead recruiting and build a strong administration, front and back of house.

Our team can also operate under a limited management agreement from pre-opening operations through to exit.


Events

We curate experiential events that support brand values, build reputation and promote community engagement. This creates vibrant and animated spaces that delivers material content for the marketing team.


Corporate Strategy & Finance

It is paramount that financial strategy meets operational objectives. We apply comprehensive and hands-on approach to developing the right funding strategy for launch, expanding operations and preparing for an exit.

Principles


We structure effective trading principles for operators and unlock real estate potential for developers.


Trusted team members with proven skills support the delivery of key commercial areas, from inception to re-positioning and preparation for exit.

Past projects reflect our principles and how we conduct business:


Team Dynamic

The teams we build, lead and manage, care about making a material difference by delivering well researched and articulated outcomes that respect an attractive return on investment.


Leadership

We provide leadership in guiding our clients and teams through a methodology with clear direction and accountability that is consistently kept in alignment with stakeholder strategy and our mandate.


Client Support

We support our clients to clear obstacles and create the necessary runway so projected timelines remain achievable.


Digital Identity

We have found it is essential to build a unique digital identity and a compelling narrative that is promoted effectively, and when requested, deliver a best in class turn-key solution.

Management


Our organisation is led by directors with respected accomplishment and developed networks.

Stephen Macintosh

Stephen Macintosh
Director

Stephen has worked as a serial operator under Chris Corbin and Jeremy King running their restaurants for over a decade. He has also established and lead restaurants for Heston Blumenthal and Daniel Boulud working with Mandarin Oriental.

Thereafter Stephen developed a boutique advisory business providing strategic services for many high-profile clients including Ralph Lauren and Value Retail.

Farhaan Mir

Farhaan Mir
Director

Farhaan has developed strategic planning, marketing and corporate finance expertise, founding and exiting several businesses over the past 25 years. Most recently he co-founded a management company that created and managed concept, operations and marketing for Old Spitalfields Market.

Previously Farhaan was a founding shareholder providing leadership for the strategy, development and financing of the Petersham Nurseries multi-unit complex in Covent Garden.