Monthly Archives: January 2018

Peter Hansen founded Sapient Corporate Finance in 1997 to provide independent corporate finance and strategy advice to companies in the pub and leisure sectors. Since Sapient’s founding in 1997, we have completed over 100 transactions for consideration of £17bn and 29 transactions for consideration of £4bn since 2009. Most recently, Sapient acted as financial adviser […]

Sally Whelan is the joint founder of HGEM, the Guest Experience Management solution for the hospitality industry. Since HGEM (or as it was known until recently, the Mystery Dining Company), was created in in 2003, the company has been at the forefront of the guest experience revolution in the UK. HGEM was the first to […]

Jill is an award-winning director with a strong bias for growth and commercial success. She has had a varied career, including experience in multinationals, not-for-profit and the private sector. Her first job was in the hospitality sector and she returned to the sector she loves in 1998 as director of a specialist hospitality training organisation. […]

As Chief Executive of CGA, Phil is fully responsible for the creation and execution of the corporate strategy, both in the US and the UK. Previously serving as our Head of Insight and Chief Operating Officer, Phil brings more than 15 years of data consultancy and analytics expertise, technical leadership, and out-of- home food and […]

Chef Owner of the highly acclaimed Freemasons at Wiswell, Steven Smith is a chef going places. The last few years have seen momentum really build for both Steve and The Freemasons, with this traditional English pub winning the 2017 AA Restaurant of the Year for England, alongside being the top NW pub in the Top […]

Yaser co-founded Team Margot Foundation, is a board member at Beds and Bars and a director of Cirrus Inns pub company, PubAid and Instinctive PR. He was a founding member of The Big Lunch in it’s inaugural year and his passion for consumer brands brought him on board as a shareholder in Sipsmith Independent Spirits, […]

Kate is an experienced freelance PR and Communications professional with over 15 years’ experience in the beer and pub industry. She has a proven track record in developing and implementing marketing, PR and social media strategies for individual pubs, pub groups and beer brands.  Her work included pub openings, corporate initiatives, crisis management, launch of […]