Gareth Owen

Group Solicitor, QFM Group

Born in Wales but lived in South Yorkshire for the last 40 years. Previously a solicitor and real estate partner at hlw Keeble Hawson, one of the City Region’s major law firms, for 30 plus years based in both the Sheffield and Doncaster offices. He is now a Group Legal Counsel at QFM Group, a Sheffield based business, which is one of the region’s largest and quickest growing fast food franchisees with over 70 outlets across the north of England and 1,000 plus employees. Their brands include KFC, Costa Coffee, Taco Bell, Dunkin Donuts, and Baskin Robbins. Gareth is responsible for all of the Group’s legal work and procurement including property and business acquisitions, employment issues, and contracts. He has been a Director of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber since 2012 and been a Trustee of the Cathedral Archer Project charity in Sheffield for over 20 years.