Senior Director - Corporate Pubs and Restaurants
Simon has been advising, valuing and selling Pubs and Restaurants throughout the UK for over 36 years and is now Senior Director at leading business agents Christie & Co based at their head office in London. His work comes in all shapes and sizes from individual disposals for pub and restaurant operators to multi-site disposals as a portfolio opportunities. In recent years this has included groups of tenanted pub assets for Wadworth, Hall & Woodhouse and Wells & Co plus individual vacant sites for Shephard Neame, Greene King, Gray & Sons and other regional Pub operators. Acquisitions have also featured for the likes of Red Oak Pub Company and The Restaurant Group. Active in both Restaurants and Franchising with the sales of 62 Pizza Hut Delivery stores in two packages for YUM! to new franchisees, and ongoing work with AmRest, Wendy’s and others seeking new operators and sites for their brands. As part of the senior corporate team Simon regularly assists with valuations and strategy proposals for lenders or advisors, which includes work on the demise of Jamies Italian, Byron, Gaucho and Bramwell Pub Co amongst others. Simon is regularly quoted in the trade press and was recently awarded “EG’s 2021 Dealmaker of the year in Hotel & Leisure”. On a personal level Simon likes to support the hospitality industry being a big fan of cask ales, English wine and good food.