Young and dynamic Mr. Krishna Gupta is one of the youngest entrepreneurs we have in India. Hailing from the most coveted business house Lloyd's group, leadership and innovativeness are inherent qualities in this young gun.
After completing his education from Epsom College in London, he specialized in International Business from Brunel University, UK. He felt the tug to gain practical hands-on expertise and thus interned at an American Company, World Steel Dynamics. A luxury aficionado, Krishna understood one's innate need for bedecking himself with luxury and style. In 2014, the self-motivated entrepreneur started a luxury arm called Lloyds Luxuries with the zeal to add a spark to the luxury segment in the nation.
Krishna saw the vision for men's grooming and along with the gap in the market, he decided to take the leap and acquire the Master Franchise for Truefitt & Hill, which is the oldest barbershop in the world and Barbers to British Royalty. Truefitt & Hill is now present in over 25 locations within India and caters to over 200,000 customers annually; they also sell over 20,000 products which are dedicated towards male grooming, and all made in England.
After Lloyds Luxuries, Krishna was keen to enter the food industry. 1441 Pizzeria was started out of the passion for fine Italian pizzas, and wanting to bring that to the masses by having something which is traditional Italian yet at a reasonable price. "We use the finest flour in the world, an Italian made wood-fired oven, Italian tomatoes but still manage to keep our price at least 50-60% lower than the nearest competitor. We also wanted to make it an extremely innovative concept allowing customers to see their pizza being made right in front of them, using the freshest ingredients."
Currently, 1441 is spread over 20 locations and 4 cities in India and Mr. Gupta has the vision to take the company to multiple countries and touch 100+ locations in the next 5 years.
Mr. Gupta was recently inducted in the prestigious list of Forbes 30 under 30 India due to the impeccable work and vision of creating a game-changing brand in one of the most difficult service industries in India.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- Marcus Aurelius
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