New MD set to lead new phase of growth for All Star Lanes

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Christian Rose, who has headed two of the UK’s major bar groups, is set to lead further growth for All Star Lanes as the group’s new managing director.

He plans to develop the full potential of the company’s existing five sites in London and Manchester and look to expand the concept into new locations.

Christian was most recently chief executive of Chicago Leisure for two years, overseeing the sale of the company’s eight Chicago Rock Café and Chicago late-night restaurant-bars to The Luminar Group.

Previously, he was managing director of bar operator and catering group Searcys and chief executive of leading spirits producer G&J Greenall when both were part of De Vere Group.

The appointment comes at a time when All Star Lanes, which offers premium bowling, dining and bars under one roof, finished 2014 on a record high, trading at over £14million in net sales.

Christian said: “All Star Lanes is an exciting and dynamic proposition – the product it offers is truly unique. I see huge potential within existing sites and serious opportunities to expand the already well-established estate.

“I look forward to working with the team to design and implement strategy that will allow the group to realise its full potential.”

The first All Star Lanes opened in Holborn, London, in 2006, followed by Bayswater in 2007, Brick Lane in 2008 and Westfield Stratford City in 2011. It opened its first site outside of London, in Manchester’s Great Northern complex in Deansgate, in 2013.

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