Revolution Bar Group

Revolution’s share price plunges after profit warning

19 May 2017

The share price of Revolution Bars Group declined by close to 38% in afternoon trading as the City reacted to the profit warning it issued this morning

Eclectic to begin Smash expansion

23 May 2017

Eclectic Bars Group is to begin the expansion of its fledgling ping pong, craft beer and pizza concept, Smash

Be At One confirmed for Bournemouth

18 May 2017

Be At One has confirmed it has secured its second south coast venue, in Bournemouth.

Novus eyes Balls Brothers expansion

17 May 2017

Novus Leisure is eyeing further expansion of its wine and restaurant chain Balls Brothers

Revolution confirms Eastwood as sales director

12 May 2017

Revolution Bars Group has confirmed the appointment of Kate Eastwood in the new position of sales director

Be At One appoints first head of training

12 May 2017

Be At One, the specialist cocktail bar group, has appointed Kimberley King as its first head of training

Conigliaro to open second Bar Termini

12 May 2017

London-based bar operator Tony Conigliaro is to launch a second site under the Bar Termini name

Be At One

PE & trade bidders circle Be At One

05 May 2017

A mixture of private equity groups and trade buyers are currently in the running to acquire Be At One

Kuckoo staying North for growth

04 May 2017

Kuckoo, the rock ‘n’ roll and cocktail bar concept, is looking to open more sites across the North of England and Scotland, with a target to reach 10-15 overall.

Graffiti Spirits testing water with Shoreditch pop-up

04 Apr 2017

Graffiti Spirits hopes to use a pop-up residency of mezcal and tequila concept El Bandito in Shoreditch as a springboard for a permanent site in the capital.

Duncan and Charlie of Inception Group

Inception eyes a bright future

21 Oct 2016

The Inception Group has made a name for itself with its colourful approach to bars and restaurants, but its latest venture sees a more grown-up approach to healthy eating. Co-founder Charlie Gilkes talks to James Wallin about how all operators need to put the emphasis on experience


Competitive socialising

19 Sep 2016

Living in a culture in which people are constantly afraid of missing out, consumers are demanding experiences that deviate from the mainstream. Can the sector evolve to meet this demand for more experiential events and in the process underpin a renaissance in the UK’s late-night sector?

Eclectic Bar Group Sakura Reading

He’s Eclectic

15 Jul 2016

Last year the future looked bleak for listed late-night operator Eclectic Bar Group as it suffered a slump in sales from its core student market. But with the involvement of Luke Johnson came an unexpected new direction, a restructure and a resultant upturn in sales. Lee Nicolson – the recently appointed managing director of Eclectic – talks to James Wallin about partying, ping pong and piers.

Peter Marks of Luminar

Bringing late nights back to life

17 Dec 2015

Since rescuing the country’s largest nightclub operator from administration four years ago, Peter Marks has sets about re-establishing its position at the heart of the late-night sector. With a new identity, new brands and a reinvested, reinvigorated estate, what does the future hold for the Deltic Group? James Wallin finds out

Be At One

Sector snapshot: Complement don’t compete

07 Oct 2015

Steve Locke, co-founder of leading cocktail bar operator Be At One, gives his seven reasons why bar operators, and his own company in particular, remain best placed to take advantage of the growing cocktail sector

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