“We were doing okay. But since we got clarity and vision about our narrative, the business has flown.”


Film | Jon Wilkin & Mark Flanagan, Pot Kettle Black

Pot Kettle Black burst onto the Manchester hospitality scene in 2014, with its first Australian-inspired coffee shop in Barton Arcade. They’ve since expanded across the city, launched a bakehouse and have exciting plans for a new sister business. All the while founders Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan have continued to play rugby league at the top of the professional game. We sat down for a coffee to talk about how finding their position unlocked their potential. The conversation was part of our Position Project, an ongoing exploration into the power of positions and the stories behind them.

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