Nick celebrates 25 years of service with Hall and Woodhouse this year. He has an extensive background in the Leisure industry and vast knowledge of the tenanted trade. Nick is the Business Development Partner for the West counties covering Devon, Somerset, Bristol and Wiltshire.
Matt is the Business Development Partner for Berkshire, Surrey, and the West Sussex area. He has a professional background in Forensic Accountancy of which he obtained before officially joining Hall & Woodhouse in 2017. Matt is an 8th generation family member and has previously gained work experience throughout numerous parts of the business.
Tony has been with H&W for over 26 years, both as a General Manager for five pubs, and subsequently as a Regional Manager for the last 15 years. He has recently taken on a hybrid role looking after the London Managed Houses and an area of Business Partnerships spanning from Central London, through the Home Counties to Wiltshire. Tony provides a wealth of operational and retail expertise to both operating arms of H&W.
Ian joined H&W in January 2019, with extensive experience in the pub and hospitality industry over the last 25 years. Ian’s area covers the coastal strip from Poole and Wimborne in Dorset, through Hampshire, to Worthing in West Sussex. Ian’s industry experience includes working as an Area Manager for Whitbread Inns and for Punch, and running a small pub company with a colleague in London and the South, where he learned first-hand the challenges of running a business, managing teams and guest hospitality.
All of our Business Development Partners have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the licensed trade industry or have been educated to degree level. Within the first 24 months of their appointment, they are required to undertake appropriate training including; application of the UK Pub Sector Tenanted Code (1-499 Tied Pubs), procedures for rent reviews and production of Fair Maintainable Rent assessments. To ensure their skills and knowledge remain up to date, our Business Development Partners undertake appropriate training courses to ensure that they are always best placed to provide you with the support you require.
Approximately two weeks prior to the date on which you take occupation of your pub, we will arrange for you to meet with your Business Development Partner for a Pre-Change Meeting.
At this meeting, you will discuss:
The first year in your new pub will be the most challenging, as you are getting to grips with building your business and managing all your overheads and cash flow effectively. To aid your journey you will have a structured program of visits throughout your first year. During these visits our Business Development Partners will assess how the business is progressing and agree any further action or support you require.
Your Business Development Partner will conduct business development meetings (BDM’s) with you at the end of months one, three, six, nine and twelve. These meetings will be minuted and you will receive a copy of these minutes detailing agreed discussion points and actions.