Tribute to Brian Crawford, Tramp’s late director
A larger-than-life character, Brian Crawford’s many friends and customers ranged from royalty to sporting heroes and actors.
Brian Irmler Crawford was born June 8, 1960, in North Berwick, and educated at Loretto School in Musselburgh. On leaving Loretto, he attended a course in hotel management at the Frankfurt College in Germany.
He then trained at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington before moving to work as head croupier at Crockfords Casino in Mayfair. After his stint in London, Brian moved stateside and operated a restaurant in Miami in which Michael Caine had an interest before returning to the UK and managing his own restaurants, then joining Caledonian Heritable.
A stickler for detail, everything had to be perfect and his staff had to be immaculately turned out. He worked on the principle that it had to be the best of the best and his mantra was “I don’t do cheap, darling!” which is certainly reflected in the appearance of Tramp today.
Brian will be fondly remembered by all Tramp staff and members and will be sadly missed. Brian added his unique style, signature and personality into Tramp, contributing greatly to the Tramp legacy of today.