Business View Magazine | November 2019

26 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2019 AT A GLANCE THE FIFTEEN GROUP WHAT: A full-service hospitality consulting agency WHERE: Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia WEBSITE: I n 2001, with a background as a controller and financial analyst, David Hopkins launched his company, The Fifteen Group, which, today is North America’s premier full-service hospitality agency. “At the time, I knew a lot of people in the industry and I got asked to help a couple of restaurants that were struggling turning their revenues into profit,” he recounts. “I saw this opportunity, where it seemed like there were a lot of either independent restaurants in the marketplace, or small, multi-unit companies that were busy but were not making money because they really didn’t know how to run a business.” In addition to consulting on how to help restaurants increase their bottom lines, within a year of its opening, The Fifteen Group began providing bookkeeping services, as well. “Not because I wanted to,” Hopkins avers, “but FIFTEEN GROUP The Canada’s top restaurant consulting company