Since 2002 Doug has been a franchisee with McDonald’s and now owns 18 franchises across the West Midlands.  Employing over 2,000 people, Doug always recruits locally and supports local business.  He is an advocate for apprenticeships and more than 120 young people have graduated with a level 2 NVQ in hospitality.


Having a keen interest in football, Doug sponsors 19 local football teams to ensure grass roots football is accessible to all children across Birmingham.


Doug was instrumental in establishing the Ronald McDonald House by the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and has devoted himself for many years to fundraising and supporting the families that use the facility.


Appointed in 2019