Blacksheep Leisure, the privately owned company behind Manchester’s Circle Club and Kitchen restaurant, has revealed ambitions to rollout across the northwest and open six new venues in the next two years. The company is searching for high street venues of 8,000 – 12,000 sq ft and is already in negotiations on two further sites for the private member’s club in the city and on its outskirts. The company, owned by Ringspun clothing label founder David Mallon, also wants to open in Leeds and Liverpool and has employed the Glasgow-based property consultants Ryden to hunt for further properties. Manchester property firm Vision Developments, owned by Morgan Leahy, will be partners in the expansion, buying the new buildings and moving Circle Club in as ready-made tenants. Craig Ince, managing director, told Restaurant magazine: “It’s a brand we know we can roll out and be successful with.”