Private members’ club Home Grown appoints general manager


Sophie Chaney

Private members’ club Home Grown has appointed Sophie Chaney as general manager ahead of its opening on Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone in January 2019.

Sophie will lead on all operations at the new venue, which aims to bring together high growth entrepreneurs, investors and business innovators from a wide range of sectors, industries and countries.

Previously operations director at WSH Group’s Portico, Sophie will oversee a team of 100 talented hospitality staff in the day-to-day running of Home Grown, including the club’s restaurants, bars, events programme and 35 bedrooms.

In this role, Sophie will also be responsible for business development, procurement, membership, recruitment and training.

Home Grown Lounge

A carefully curated business learning events programme has been designed to help members grow and develop their businesses through collaborations with investors and like-minded individuals.

The programme will include sector specific networking evenings, talks by renowned business leaders, mentoring sessions, leadership forums, and invite-only ‘entrepreneur-meet-investor’ suppers.

Sophie will work alongside managing director Andrew Richardson, who will continue to oversee sister private members’ club Home House, which opened back in 2004, as well as the new Home Grown venue.

Andrew said: “We are delighted to have Sophie Chaney on board as we work towards the opening of Home Grown in January 2019.

“Sophie’s extensive knowledge of both the hospitality and client services industries means she is perfectly placed to lead on the opening of London’s newest private members’ club.”

Sophie added: “I am excited to join the team at Home House, a company which I have watched and admired throughout my years in the industry. I look forward to launching Home Grown, and bringing together investors and entrepreneurs in this unique new space.”

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