Bar operator Arc Inspirations has made two new appointments to support its continued expansion across the north.
Nik Lowery has joined Arc Inspirations as property director from Revolution Bars Group to lead the company’s acquisitions. He has 15 years’ experience within the licensed retail sector, including five years at pub company and brewer Greene King.
James Gingell has been appointed operations manager for the north-west, starting on Monday (February 5). He joins from The Victorian Chop House Company, where he had full operational control of three established gastropubs in Manchester city centre. After starting out as a chef, James also worked at Individual Restaurant Company for 15 years as group operations executive chef.
Martin Wolstencroft (pictured), CEO of Arc Inspirations, said: “I’m delighted to have both Nik and James in place. It’s a positive move for Arc Inspirations and is testament to Nik and James’ passion and commitment to the hospitality industry.
“Now with a strong leadership team, combined with our phenomenal financial results and confirmed acquisitions for 2018, we can cement our position as one of the leading bar and restaurant operators in the North of England.”
The two new appointees will work with Martin and managing director Anni Opong in orchestrating the next phase of growth for the operator which currently operates 15 sites in Leeds, Manchester, York, Harrogate in North Yorkshire and Ilkley in West Yorkshire. Its brands include Manahatta, Banyan and The Pit.
Nik said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Arc Inspirations at such an exciting time: they’re a fantastic brand with an impressive growth strategy – a testament to its hard-working teams. I’m looking forward to proactively seeking new opportunities to help drive business. Arc has big plans this year and I can’t wait to get stuck in.”
James added: “I’m really excited to be on board. Arc Inspirations has a portfolio of impressive brands and I’m pleased to be working in a marketplace I know well – I consider myself an adopted Mancunian.
“Arc Inspirations’ growth is down to its passionate teams and this is something I am looking forward to continuing and developing as part of my role to see the hard work come to fruition.”
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