Best Multiple Operator:
Robert & Alison Thompson

Best Multiple Operator

Rob and Alison Thompson opened their first pub in 2003 with the ambition to run multiple sites, and so Appetite for Life was born.

They now operate seven pubs, two of which are with Ei Publican Partnerships; The Tap on Tower Street and the SO! Bar. Rob and Alison both bring their own unique experience to the business, with Rob’s background in drinks marketing, and Alison’s in buying.

They have successfully managed the expansion of their business through their very own five point process; less haste more speed, building the right team, building the right atmosphere, keeping an eye on the costs, and visibility.

Best Multiple Operator Finalists

Matthew Bonilla

Robert Thompson

Matthew Bonilla runs a number of pubs in the North West, with help from his enthusiastic and dedicated team. From value for money sites to picturesque guest houses in the lakes, Matthew and the team build on the same values of ‘Make, Save, Build’, ensuring each pub is managed efficiently and effectively.

Stocking the correct products and providing support to each of his team members is important to Matthew, as it allows them to re-establish struggling pubs back at the hearts of their communities.

Timeless Inns Ltd

Jack Halsall & Luke Halsall

Timeless Inns Ltd is run by brothers Jack and Luke Halsall, whose mother ran pubs when they were younger. From there, their sheer passion for providing customers with a traditional pub serving quality food and drinks grew.

The brothers’ concept for their pubs is simple, “great drinks, great food, great people”. Therefore, in every Timeless Inns pub you'll find a welcoming bar area and snug, as well as a comfortable dining area, and the brothers are committed to ensuring their staff are fully trained, enabling them to upkeep excellent standards throughout.

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