Steve Holmes - Azzurri Group

Steve Holmes, Azzurri Group


Steve became Chief Executive Officer of the newly created Azzurri Group in January 2015 to facilitate the management buyout of ASK and Zizzi from Gondola Group.  The past six years has seen the continued growth of the ASK and Zizzi brands and the acquisition and rapid growth of Coco di Mama followed by a successful group restructuring in 2020 as a result of the pandemic.

Prior to Azzurri, within Gondola Group, Steve was the chief executive officer of ASK Italian & Zizzi since 2014 and managing director of ASK Italian since 2012, where he led the successful repositioning of the brand. An experienced operator in casual dining, prior to joining ASK Italian, Steve held a number of senior leadership roles in the sector including eight years at Pizza Express.