Manchester F&B Network: Operating bars and clubs in the Night Time Economy

Date & Time
CityCo, The Shipping Office, Lloyds House, 22 Lloyd Street, M2 5WA

Many factors can contribute to bars and clubs struggling in the current Night Time Economy. At this event we aim to explore what these factors are and hear some practical information and stories from some of Manchester’s most established club and bar operators. We’ll hear about how they got started in the bar/club scene; what are the positives and pitfalls of working and owning a venue in the Manchester Night Time Economy; how do bars and venues deal with difficult times, including coping with closures and moving on to new projects; when is it time to call it quits and is it possible to save a struggling venue. Do shifts in fashion and how people enjoy their nights out contribute to these changes? We’ll also hear our speaker’s thoughts of the future of the Manchester Night Time Economy.

Speakers include –

Gareth Chubb – Joshua Brooks / The Brickworks

Alyson Doocey – Pie & Ale / Dough Pizza Kitchen / Apotheca

Ross McKenzie – Crazy Pedros Group

Gareth Worthington – CityCo (event chair)


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