About us


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Stephen worked as a manager with Trusthouse Forte ( Dome, Oriel, Cafe Italien, Cafe Des Amis du Vin ) during the 1980’s and with the founders of Pitcher & Piano as a manager, operations manager, head of the management academy and Director of Pitcher & Piano during the 1990’s.  Since 2001 he has been building Watershed, designing leadership development programmes for bar & restaurant companies and learning how people deliver the goods in the fast-moving hospitality environment.


Tony Betts

Tony qualified with an Oxford & Cambridge diploma in coaching in 1998. He coaches senior executives, diplomats, entrepreneurs and business owners. He is a tutor on many public coaching and mentoring programmes and also supervises coaches. Tony is an ex-member of the Board of Governors for the International Association of Coaching, presents modules at the London Business School and has published his own coaching programme – The Art of Not Doing.


Zoe Paskin

After an early management career with Brown’s where she learnt the fundamentals of a multi-site operation, Zoe went to Barcelona to set up a small bar in the heart of the city. She returned to London and took over as Managing Director of The End & AKA, running a team of over 100 and an annual turnover of £5 million. In May 2014 Zoe opened The Palomar in Soho, in 2016 its sister The Barbary in Neal’s Yard and in 2017 Jacob The Angel, The Mulwray, Evelyn’s Table and The Blue Posts


Emma Horsley

Emma grew up at Parsons, the Fulham Road restaurant which was later to become the template for Browns, the restaurant group established by Jeremy Mogford in 1973. Between Parsons and Watershed Emma has run her own restaurant, The Stag in Hampstead and has held a succession of GM positions including Smiths of Smithfield,The Adam Street Club and in operations at Cubitt House.

liamLiam Davy

Liam worked as a bartender for the Match Bar Group and Milk & Honey in 2005. He opened and ran The East Room for Jonathan Downey before moving from cocktails into the wine world working as a sommelier for Sam & Eddie Hart at Quo Vadis. Following a working sabbatical in New York he came back to London joining Will Beckett and Huw Gott at Hawksmoor. He progressed through the ranks helping to open the Spitalfields bar and the restaurant at Guildhall. Liam ran Hawksmoor Seven Dials as General Manager for a year before moving to the Foxlow brand as opening GM. He is now owner/director of Bad Sports Taqueria and Bar on Hackney Rd.