NRB Debate 2017
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Gary Neville, GG Hospitality
Peter Martin, CGA Peach
Peter Martin is the leading commentator on the UK eating and drinking-out market. He is vice president of CGA, which works closely with leading drinks and foods brands in the UK and US as well as with big name UK casual dining, pub and bar operators.
Peter is a vice president and co-founder of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), the UK’s leading licensed retail trade organization representing pub, bar and casual dining corporates.
Kieran Lawton, Palatine Private Equity
Kieran is an Investment Director at Manchester-based private equity house Palatine Private Equity. Prior to joining Palatine he was a corporate finance adviser specialising in leisure and hospitality, and acted on numerous restaurant and bar transactions including the sale of La Tasca to Casual Dining Group and the sale of Searcys to Baxter Storey. He also advised on Palatine’s investments in Gusto and The Alchemist, and now sits on the boards of both of those businesses as a non-executive director.
Joycelyn Neve, Seafood Pub Company
Joycelyn Neve set up the Seafood Pub Company in 2010, combining her family’s heritage in the fishing industry with her passion for highest quality food and relaxed service. Today, the Seafood Pub Company operates ten sites across Lancashire and 2017 will see the expansion of the company into Yorkshire, with its first site purchased in Harrogate.
Nick de Sousa, Tariff & Dale
Nick owns and operates Chorlton institution The Lead Station and Tariff & Dale in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Tariff & Dale, which opened in May 2015, was named by The Times as one of Britain’s coolest restaurants in the same year and has been nominated for MFDF awards 2 years running. Last year, Nick was named in Insider magazine’s 42 under 42 Class of 2016.
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