After nine years with Gaucho restaurant Managing Director Martin Williams, leaves his post this month to start his own restaurant venture in London. During his tenure, Gaucho successfully positioned itself as the leader in the UK steak restaurants sector through high quality product, décor and service, matched by an exciting, evolving program of both in-restaurant and brand level marketing activity, keeping the brand at the forefront of diners minds for years and making it a favourite with international sporting stars, musicians, actors and socialites alike. Martin oversaw Gaucho Group’s dynamic growth from six restaurants to fifteen sites across London, Manchester, Leeds and Dubai, and was integral to the group’s rebranding from Gaucho Grill to Gaucho. Martin's latest venture, called M, launched in the heart of London’s City in 2014. Located in a vast and impressive venue, M houses two restaurants, a wine tasting bar, a destination cocktail bar, private dining rooms, event spaces and a secret den. This was the first solo project from Martin Williams, offering a Tartare and Tiradito dining concept and a steak restaurant serving up some of the world's finest cuts, including the legendary kobe beef. M Restaurant has proven to be so successful that a second M opened in early December 2015 in Victoria, six months ahead of schedule.