Family-owned Derby restaurant celebrates 10-year milestone

Helen and Campbell Salloway

Family-owned Derby restaurant, Seven is celebrating a 10-year milestone.

Seven is run by entrepreneur Helen Salloway who is a trained chef, who wanted to open the first independently-run restaurant in Pride Park.

They use locally sourced ingredients alongside an extensive drinks menu.

Her plans were endorsed at the time by Derby City Council who backed the business under the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund initiative which aimed to support growth and job creation through a mix of loans and grants.

Salloway was joined in the business by her son Campbell in 2015 and the family also opened the White Hart in Duffield five years ago.

They are now supported by a team of nearly 100 people across both venues.

Salloway said: “I can’t believe it is ten years since we first opened Seven which has achieved way beyond our expectations and I like to think that we have had a big impact on the restaurant scene in the city. My original goal was to have a restaurant in Pride Park where people could meet up or work, enjoy contemporary yet affordable British fayre and benefit from free parking, Wi-Fi access and conference facilities. The local business community embraced our concept from day one but we are so much more than that. We have an eclectic customer base and now, post Covid, are busier than ever.”

“Pride Park has changed so much over the past ten years and is now seen as a leisure destination as well as a place to do business. Seven has been instrumental in changing the way people in Derby think about casual dining and we are determined to remain at the forefront of this as lifestyles continue to change and the city carries on evolving.”