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Born in the East, raised in the East End: Automation and efficiency at Rosa’s Thai Cafe

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rosas-thai-cafeGrowing London restaurant chain, Rosa’s Thai Cafe, appointed us for outsourced accountancy, management reporting and taxation services.

Founded by husband-and-wife team Alex and Saiphin Moore, Rosa’s began as a single Brick Lane market stall in 2006 and grew to a chain of seven London restaurants in Angel, Carnaby, Chelsea, Soho, Spitalfields, Victoria and Westfield Stratford. The restaurants offer authentic Thai cuisine, combine with original dishes, within a relaxed, café atmosphere.

rosas-thai-cafe-sohoThe Rouse Partners team were tasked with implementing a new cloud accounting system, process improvement and system automation to aid the back-office efficiency of the growing restaurant chain.

We also managed the on-going tax and processing requirements, providing bespoke management reporting and commentary for the business.


Left to right: Tom Kristensen and Alex Moore (Rosa’s Thai Cafe), Leighton Bower and David Sharp (Rouse Partners)

Rouse Partners, David Sharp commented, “Rosa’s Thai Cafe is a story of success, from humble beginnings to a growing family business that has maintained its values for delivering the highest quality food in ambient surroundings. With a close-knit team, excellent customer service and an eye for detail, Rosa’s embodies everything that we like about working with ambitious businesses and we are pleased to work with the Rosa’s team”.

Alex Moore, Rosa’s Thai Cafe Co-Founder & Managing Director, commented, “We are excited to work with such an established team that has a strong track record in the hospitality industry. We believe this partnership is a crucial stepping stone to help us achieve our expansion plans and continuous growth.”

Article update: June 2018

Rosa’s Thai Café sells majority stake to TriSpan

Rosa’s Thai Cafe has sold a majority stake in its business to private equity firm TriSpan.

The next stage of the company’s growth will be overseen by Rosa’s managing director Gavin Adair, alongside Robin Rowland, TriSpan’s European operating partner and former CEO of YO!, who will join the board as non-executive chairman. Rosa’s has been ranked as one of the top three fastest growing restaurant chains in the MCA/AlixPartners Growth Company Index 2017.

The company has three new openings this year, having secured sites in Tower Bridge; the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent; and Albert Docks in Liverpool.

Rosa’s Thai Café is the debut European market deal for Rising Stars, TriSpan’s European restaurant division. The company has invested in over 20 restaurant groups globally. (Source: www.bighospitality.co.uk)

Article update: December 2016

Rosa’s Thai Cafe named amongst the fastest growing companies in Britain

fast-track-100With annual sales rising by 53.87% over the past 3 years to £5.5m in 2016, Rosa’s Thai Cafe were named in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100. A list of Britain’s fastest growing private companies.

Figures published in The Sunday Times, Fast Track 100, 2016.

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