• 23 Years
      in the Making

      OUR ADVENTURES IN BUSINESS
      START HERE

  • /93

    JW Johnson's

    Restuarant and Bar, Deansgate, Manchester

  • /95

    Starvin' Marvin's

    American DinerSalford Quays, Manchester

  • /96

    Via Vita

    Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar

    JW Johnson's & Starvin' Marvin's

    Sold to Celebrated Restaurants Ltd

    Life Restaurants

    Life Restaurants set up by Tim Bacon, Jeremy Roberts and Dave Hinds

  • /98

    Via Vita

    Sold to Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries PLC

    Life Café

    Life Café opens in Liverpool and Manchester

  • /99

    Living Ventures

    Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts set up Living Ventures

    The Living Room

    The Living Room brand is created and launched in Deansgate, Manchester

  • /00

    Life Café

    Life Café sold to Whitbread PLC

  • /03

    Prohibition Bar

    Prohibition Bar concept developed and opens in Leeds

  • /05

    Living Ventures

    The Sunday Times Top 100 names LV the fastest growing company in hospitality

    Prohibition Bar

    Sold to Ultimate Leisure plc for £2.75m

    Est Est Est

    Living Ventures acquire Est Est Est

  • /07

    The Living Room

    Ultimate Leisure pay £28m to acquire the 13 strong The Living Room estate

    Gusto

    Est Est Est is re-branded to Gusto Restaurant and Bar

  • /10

    Living Ventures Management

    Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts set up Living Ventures Management for the development of new brands.

    Living Ventures Management

    Living Ventures Management acquire 5 Heathcote sites

  • /11

    Australasia

    Australasia opens in Manchester

    The Alchemist

    The Alchemist concept is created and launches in Spinningfields, Manchester

    NWTC

    New World Trading Company is created, the first pub The Oast House opens in November 2011 in Manchester

  • /12

    Living Ventures

    LV come 28th in The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For survey

    Openings

    The Alchemist New York Street, Manchester, The Botanist, Alderley Edge

  • /13

    Living Ventures

    LV come 9th in The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For survey

    Openings

    The Alchemist Leeds, The Botanist Leeds, Artisan Kitchen & Bar Manchester, Smugglers Cove Liverpool, Manchester House

    NWTC

    Hill Capital invest £2.7m in NWTC

  • /14

    Openings

    The Botanist Chester, The Botanist Manchester, The Alchemist London, Gusto Manchester, The Botanist Newcastle

    Living Ventures

    Palatine Private Equity take a 65% stake of Gusto

  • /15

    Openings

    Red Door Liverpool, Gusto Glasgow, Botanist Birmingham, The Trading House London, Gusto Leeds, Botanist Marlow, The Alchemist Greek Street

    Living Ventures

    Palatine Private Equity invest £12m in The Alchemist

  • /16

    Openings

    The Botanist Knutsford, The Botanist Farnham, The Club House, Gusto Lytham, Gusto Leamington Spa, Red Door Manchester, Gusto Birmingham, The Alchemist Liverpool, The Alchemist Birmingham

    Living Ventures

    Graphite Capital acquire NWTC for £50m

    • 23 Years
      in the Making

      OUR ADVENTURES IN BUSINESS
      START HERE

  • /95

    Starvin' Marvin's

    American DinerSalford Quays, Manchester

  • /98

    Via Vita

    Sold to Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries PLC

    Life Café

    Life Café opens in Liverpool and Manchester

  • /00

    Life Café

    Life Café sold to Whitbread PLC

  • /05

    Living Ventures

    The Sunday Times Top 100 names LV the fastest growing company in hospitality

    Prohibition Bar

    Sold to Ultimate Leisure plc for £2.75m

    Est Est Est

    Living Ventures acquire Est Est Est

  • /10

    Living Ventures Management

    Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts set up Living Ventures Management for the development of new brands.

    Living Ventures Management

    Living Ventures Management acquire 5 Heathcote sites

  • /12

    Living Ventures

    LV come 28th in The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For survey

    Openings

    The Alchemist New York Street, Manchester, The Botanist, Alderley Edge

  • /14

    Openings

    The Botanist Chester, The Botanist Manchester, The Alchemist London, Gusto Manchester, The Botanist Newcastle

    Living Ventures

    Palatine Private Equity take a 65% stake of Gusto

  • /16

    Openings

    The Botanist Knutsford, The Botanist Farnham, The Club House, Gusto Lytham, Gusto Leamington Spa, Red Door Manchester, Gusto Birmingham, The Alchemist Liverpool, The Alchemist Birmingham

    Living Ventures

    Graphite Capital acquire NWTC for £50m

  • /93

    JW Johnson's

    Restuarant and Bar, Deansgate, Manchester

  • /96

    Via Vita

    Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar

    JW Johnson's & Starvin' Marvin's

    Sold to Celebrated Restaurants Ltd

    Life Restaurants

    Life Restaurants set up by Tim Bacon, Jeremy Roberts and Dave Hinds

  • /99

    Living Ventures

    Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts set up Living Ventures

    The Living Room

    The Living Room brand is created and launched in Deansgate, Manchester

  • /03

    Prohibition Bar

    Prohibition Bar concept developed and opens in Leeds

  • /07

    The Living Room

    Ultimate Leisure pay £28m to acquire the 13 strong The Living Room estate

    Gusto

    Est Est Est is re-branded to Gusto Restaurant and Bar

  • /11

    Australasia

    Australasia opens in Manchester

    The Alchemist

    The Alchemist concept is created and launches in Spinningfields, Manchester

    NWTC

    New World Trading Company is created, the first pub The Oast House opens in November 2011 in Manchester

  • /13

    Living Ventures

    LV come 9th in The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For survey

    Openings

    The Alchemist Leeds, The Botanist Leeds, Artisan Kitchen & Bar Manchester, Smugglers Cove Liverpool, Manchester House

    NWTC

    Hill Capital invest £2.7m in NWTC

  • /15

    Openings

    Red Door Liverpool, Gusto Glasgow, Botanist Birmingham, The Trading House London, Gusto Leeds, Botanist Marlow, The Alchemist Greek Street

    Living Ventures

    Palatine Private Equity invest £12m in The Alchemist