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    • Meads Business Centre, 19 Kingsmead, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7SR

About Flat Iron

Founded in 2012, Flat Iron are a restaurant business that offers great quality steak, at affordable prices in a relaxed informal environment.

The company today operates restaurants across London - in Soho, Covent Garden, Shoreditch and Golborne Road.

Values which the company and staff live by include: craftsmanship; passion; treating customers and each other like an old friend; and being ‘straight up’. These principles help to communicate their no nonsense approach to good food.

The group of restaurants is led by founder and self-confessed ‘beef geek’ Charlie Carroll. Because there is no head office, Charlie and the rest of the senior management team are described as being very hands on and are always in one of the restaurants.

Flat Iron put a lot of emphasis on training and development, which gives employees the opportunity to learn more about the industry and their jobs, and to continue to learn new skills.

What is it like to work for Flat Iron

Whilst working on-site, senior management will always go out of their way to attend, and take part in at least one of two daily briefings.
The company fully supports the incentives teams ask for. For example, one site plays football together every Tuesday morning, while a couple of sites have organised meal swaps with restaurants that they like.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Flat Iron ensure everyone is treated fairly, and allow staff to design their jobs to suit them. Staff are encouraged to evolve their roles and climb up the career ladder. If needed, their job role can change to suit their needs.

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  • Development

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Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    63% / 37%

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