All Late Night Venues (Nightclubs) articles

  • Studio 88
    News

    House of Song to open second live music venue

    2018-01-16T08:28:54.520Z

    The House of Song is to open its second live music venue, Studio 88, off Leicester Square, later this month.

  • News

    Novus appoints first graduate roles

    2015-08-12T07:56:00Z

    Nightclub operator Novus Leisure has launched a graduate scheme to help young people learn and develop in the hospitality sector

  • Toby Smith of Stonegate
    Opinion

    Licence to develop

    2015-04-10T16:35:00Z

    Toby Smith left Stonegate Pub Company looking for a new challenge. In taking the top seat at Novus Leisure he has certainly chosen one, but he tells Mark Wingett that he has a strong base on which to build and a new format that he believes could be a phenomenal success

  • Mark McQuater of Inventive Leisure
    Analysis & Insight

    Shaken-up

    2015-02-17T08:32:00Z

    Over the last two years Revolution Bars and chief executive Mark McQuater have helped each other restore their reputations. From a failed sales process, the company has dusted itself down and under McQuater impressively re-invented itself leading to a re-engaged consumer and an uplift in sales

  • Steve Ball, Columbo
    Opinion

    “Just one more thing… ”

    2015-02-13T16:27:00Z

    London’s late-night sector is globally renowned but, as Columbo Group co-founder Steve Ball tells James Wallin, the authorities are not doing enough to support a sector that enriches the capital both culturally and economically

  • Mothership
    News

    Mothership Group acquires fourth site

    2014-11-12T07:57:00Z

    Bar and events operator Mothership Group has acquired Brighton bar and nightclub Audio, taking its estate to four sites.

  • Luminar Pryzm
    News

    Luminar to invest £3.3m in refurb programme

    2014-08-07T15:02:00Z

    Luminar has announced a £3.3m refurbishment programme for the summer and confirmed opening dates for two new nightclubs in Wales

  • News

    Co Derry nightclub receives £1.5m makeover

    2014-08-06T07:52:55.663Z

    A nightclub in Co. Derry, Northern Ireland is reopening this week after a £1.5 m refurbishment by its owners Henry and Teresa McGlone, who have run Dorman’s and The Opera for 28 years

  • News

    West End 'superclub' to open after £14m investment

    2014-06-17T07:40:07.410Z

    A £14m “superclub” at a former car park is to open in London’s West End, according to the Evening Standard

  • News

    Three ex-Matterhorn nightclubs change hands

    2014-06-10T08:05:00Z

    Three nightclubs formerly operated by MKAP Leisure Limited have been sold as part of administration proceedings

  • Lola Lo
    Opinion

    The IPO trailblazer

    2014-04-28T07:17:00Z

    Six months ago, Eclectic Bar Group became the first pub, bar or restaurant operator to float on the stock market since Capital Pub Company in 2007. John Harrington gets the inside track from chief executive Reuben Harley and chief financial officer John Smith

  • News

    Luminar praised for female safety scheme

    2014-03-25T07:30:00Z

    A Luminar nightclub in Ipswich has received praise from police and its local MP for a scheme focused on ensuring female customers get home safely

  • News

    Two ex-Yellowhammer bars sold

    2014-02-26T13:18:00Z

    Two Bournemouth nightclubs formerly run by Yellowhammer have been sold to local operator Pure Lounge Bar Bournemouth

  • Nightclub
    Analysis & Insight

    ​​​It’s murder on the dancefloor

    2014-01-24T16:05:00Z

    In line with the lion’s share of current consumer data, Zolfo Cooper’s latest exploration of leisure spending habits points to rising confidence amid economic recovery. But there is one leisure sub-sector in which significant challenges remain – nightclubs, where the market seems to be suffering from a behavioural change among 18 to 34-year-olds, says the company’s Paul Hemming

  • News

    Luminar names new chairman

    2014-01-13T15:50:00Z

    Luminar, the nightclub operator led by Peter Marks, has announced that Alex Geffert is to step down as chairman on 16 January and will be replaced by Bob Brannan, former group managing director of Whyte & Mackay and William Grant Distillers and Rangers Football Club

  • News

    Ministry of Sound noise deal 'sets precedent'

    2014-01-08T14:30:00Z

    The boss of the Ministry of Sound nightclub has welcomed a landmark agreement over noise in relation to a new property development, stating it will “set a precedent” for how new housing and existing businesses can live together

  • Luminar Pryzm
    Opinion

    The only way is up

    2013-12-20T16:03:00Z

    Peter Marks, chief executive director of the Luminar Group, tells Dominic Walsh how the nightclub operator is remodelling its estate through a programme of investment, after it was rescued from administration in 2011

  • Luminar Pryzm
    News

    Luminar to invest £15m on estate

    2013-12-12T07:55:00Z

    Luminar, the UK’s largest nightclub operator, will invest £15m in total on “sorting out” its estate by the end of 2015, before looking at further acquisitions

  • Nightclub
    Analysis & Insight

    ​​​​Nightclub visits continue to fall

    2013-12-12T07:45:00Z

    Britain may be falling out of love with nightclubs but continues to up its spending on eating out at restaurants, according to the latest study into leisure-spending habits

  • News

    Nightclubs in 'most critical' period

    2013-11-19T08:00:00Z

    A nightclub industry veteran has said the current trading period among the “most critical” he’s ever experienced in the nightclub sector