Inventive poised to open nine new sites

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Inventive Leisure, the Revolution vodka bar operator taken private by Alchemy Partners, is ramping up its opening programme with a possible nine new...

Inventive Leisure, the Revolution vodka bar operator taken private by Alchemy Partners, is ramping up its opening programme with a possible nine new sites.

The firm has lined up openings for Sutton, Surrey, Chiswick, west London, Nottingham and Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

The Beaconsfield site is the venue that hosted SFI Group's first Bar Med. In its heyday it is believed to have been taking as much as £60,000 a week.

Chief executive Roy Ellis said: "We've got in for not a lot of money but it needs a big investment."

The Nottingham opening, in the Cornerhouse development, will be the company's second in the city.

The new venue offers 5,000sq ft of ground-floor space, plus a 1,800sq ft basement area.

Inventive is also negotiating to buy a package of five sites from an unnamed vendor. Roy Ellis and partner Neil McLeod owned a 22% stake in Inventive when it was public, a holding that has been rolled over despite the company going private.

Ellis said he had already met Peter Brook, chief executive of sister company Tattershall Castle, also owned by Alchemy. "We've talked about how we can support each other," he said.

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