Michael Cafolla is the current chairman of the institute of hospitality in Northern Ireland .
His family business has been trading in Newtownards for over 100 years.
Michael studied international hotel management and managed several hotels in England before moving back to Northern Ireland to manage hotels in Belfast.
He also owned a number of restaurants before settling back in Newtownards with his wife Marie. They currently run Cafollas of Newtownards and Marie Cafolla flowers which specialises in wedding and event florist.
Michael has been a franchise partner with BeckettHanlon for over 2 years and combines this with his other business interests.
The plan is to eventually operate as a franchise partner from a base in the Costa Del Sol.