Nightcap brings its three brands together

By Gary Lloyd

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Brands come together: Nightcap co-founders Michael Toxvaerd and Sarah Willingham (credit: Nicky Johnston)
Brands come together: Nightcap co-founders Michael Toxvaerd and Sarah Willingham (credit: Nicky Johnston)

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Bar operator Nightcap will bring its three brands together and will be run as a single group from January 2023.

Nightcap, which runs popular late-night businesses The Cocktail Club, Adventure Bar Group and Barrio, including Disrepute, will undergo a restructure to “bring together the expertise of management across the Nightcap brands”. 

The move includes Dawn Donohoe becoming group managing director and will oversee the day to day management of the business across the group while Tom Kidd will become group commercial director and Lizi Hills is group financial director.

Roles expanded

As a further part of the restructure, other roles within the company have been expanded, including Jim Robertson as managing director of London bars, Emma Heaney as regional operations director, Alan Armstrong is group marketing director, Lee Ramskill will become head of events for the group while Amanda Ebbs continues as group sales director.

Nightcap chief executive and co-founder Sarah Willingham said: “In the past 22 months, Nightcap has grown from a company with three employees to over 750. 

“Starting with The London Cocktail Club, we have since seen the acquisition of The Adventure Bar Group, Barrio Bars & Disrepute.”

Incredible achievement

She continued: “As well as this, we’ve opened 13 new bars that wouldn’t have been possible without the hard-working efforts of everyone involved – a truly incredible achievement that makes us all so proud to be part of this amazing team. We ended the year with 36 bars in our estate and I am excited to see what 2023 has to bring us all.”

Last month, Nightcap offered 2.69m share options​ to a number of the business’s employees, including 1.5m to Elizabeth Hills and Thomas Kidd as “persons discharging managerial responsibilities” while the other 1.19m were granted to other staff members.

The group reported strong figures for its first full year of trade​ in November as revenue rose from £6m to £36m and gross profit up to £28.6m from £4.5m the year before.

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