Joni Marks began his career as a graduate trainee at Marks and Spencer where he worked for 10 years. He was the founder and Managing Director of the Gourmet Restaurant Group, which grew to 28 outlets including the Tiffinbites and Bombay Bicycle brands. From 2009 to 2016, as the Commercial and Operations Director of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Joni was responsible for all visitor facing and commercial teams, which doubled net contribution from self-generated income over a 5 year period. His areas of responsibility included Retail, Catering, Commercial Events, Festivals, Licensing, Venue Hire, Visitor Hosting, Constabulary and Publishing.

As Chief Development Officer at Raymond Gubbay Ltd, Joni is responsible for developing new opportunities which have included new partnerships with Blenheim Palace, Edinburgh Botanic Gardens, National Pinetum, Bedgebury, Dunham Massey, Stourhead, Belton House and Chicago Botanic Garden. 

His direct contact details are [email protected] or 02070253765