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Nightcap names new managing director

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2nd June, 2021 by Alice Brooker

Nightcap has appointed Daybreak Donohoe as managing director to drive the expansion of London Cocktail Membership.

L-r: Nightcap CEO Sarah Willingham with new managing director Daybreak Donohoe

Donohoe has been appointed to guide the expansion of Nightcap’s London Cocktail Membership (LCC), and was previously managing director of meals and entertainment-led enterprise Enhanced Hospitality. She brings greater than brings 20 years of expertise working bar, nightclub and pub manufacturers, and working venues equivalent to Shake Zulu in Camden.

Donohoe mentioned: “I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of the staff at LCC. I’m excited to have the ability to convey my love of the late-night sector and intensive administration expertise to the Nightcap staff.

“Collectively we now have formidable plans to rejuvenate and reimagine the on-trade for the longer term.”

Drinks-led funding group Nightcap PLC was fashioned to again the UK premium bar sector, and based by buyers Sarah Willingham and Michael Toxvaerd in 2010.

The funding group acquired LCC in 2020, a purchase order aligning with Nightcap’s purpose of turning into ‘the UK’s main bar operator’.

Willingham, Nightcap’s chief govt officer, mentioned: “All of us at Nightcap are thrilled to have appointed somebody of Daybreak’s calibre and expertise to drive the expansion of London Cocktail Membership. She has helped to launch and run various unbelievable companies over time and has an unmatched observe report within the late-night sector.

“Myself and the remainder of the administration staff very a lot stay up for working along with her because the business emerges from the challenges of the previous 12 months.”

Donohoe is changing Michelle Corridor, who’s leaving LCC after six years to pursue different alternatives.

Ex-Dragons’ Den star Willingham added: “Whereas it’s unhappy to see Michelle go away, we now have liked working along with her and she or he leaves behind an unimaginable enterprise and really blissful staff because of her work over time. We want her all the very best in her transfer overseas and the brand new adventures that it will convey.”

Nightcap goals to construct a stream of latest websites in prime areas for LCC, with hopes to develop from its present 10 areas to 40 areas over subsequent 5 years.

The information follows Nightcap’s acquisition of Adventure Bar Group (ABG) for £2.5million (US$3.5m).

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