Ben Holden

Business Development Partner (Dorset)

Ben has worked within Hall and Woodhouse for the past 5 years as both a General Manager and a Business Partner. He has a diverse portfolio of direct experience as well as a BA (Hons) in Business and Hospitality Management. Ben is the Business Development Partner for Dorset and East Hampshire.

Chris Gouldson

Business Development Partner (East)

Chris joined Hall and Woodhouse back in 2014 as the Business Development Partner for Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex. Chris ran his own tenanted Public House for many years and also worked as a pub co. Regional Manager before moving to Hall and Woodhouse.

Nick Sellick

Business Development Partner (West)

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.

Pete Broomfield

Business Development Partner (South)

Pete joined Hall and Woodhouse in 2009 as the Admin Support Manager for Business Partnerships. He has vast experience within the tenanted trade, particularly supporting new Business Partners through the recruitment process. Pete is the Business Development Partner for Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Berkshire.


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 practicalities for the forthcoming change
  • Collect from you your signed Business Partnership Agreement
  • Collect the monies for the deposit, training fee and change of Designated Premises Supervisor fee


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.

See our available pubs

Horse and Groom

Woodgreen, Nr Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2AS
The Horse & Groom is a traditional country pub located in the village of Woodgreen on the outskirts…


  • 12
  • 100
  • Asset 1 40

Half Moon

Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8BS
The Half Moon at Shaftesbury is an attractive and historic large roadside pub that trades all-day, 7 days…


  • 40
  • 120
  • Asset 1 100


Snowdrop Lane, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 2QE
The Snowdrop nr Haywards Heath is a characterful pub currently undergoing a major refurbishment. At present, it is…


  • 21
  • 70
  • Asset 1 50
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