Two’s Company: Couples in business profile

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Working together when you’re a couple is a real skill and we profile eight couples that lift the lid on how they’ve mastered it…and today’s the turn of ROSARIA AND MAURIZIO PELLEGRINI of Pellegrini in Glasgow.

Rosaria Crolla and Maurizio Pellegrini met 15 years ago when Rosaria was Operations Manager and Maurizio the Executive chef of a restaurant group in Liverpool, The Italian Club Family of Restaurants, and, a few more restaurants later, they just opened Pellegrini in Glasgow’s Finnieston. Said Rosaria, “I believe that a couple who share a career and also live together have to have a strong relationship because it isn’t always easy and you go through many experiences that couples who have separate careers cannot comprehend.

Many of our disagreements are regarding differing business philosophies and it requires immense trust and respect of the other’s abilities to pick the right road. Sometimes he gives in to me and sometimes I give into him, but when you get the balance right, what you create together can be incredibly exciting.”

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