Our Team

We benefit from a world-class team offering wide-ranging experience of the leisure, entertainment, hospitality and sports industries, both in the UK and internationally.

Our skill set is both broad and sector specific. Our team have held senior management positions for PLC, owner managed and private equity owned businesses, as well as a range of earlier stage ventures.

Kevin Bacon

Chief Executive Officer / Co-founder

  • Co-founder of Frankie & Benny’s
  • Group Managing Director & board member of FTSE 250 listed The Restaurant Group plc
  • Managing Director of Jamie Oliver International
  • Past and present non-executive roles – Thai Leisure Group, Flypay, Ignite Group, Chester Race Course, Handmade Burger Company

Justin Beavis

Chief Corporate & Development Officer / Co-founder

  • Background in investment banking (M&A), corporate development, infrastructure and leisure
  • Part of the corporate finance teams of Close Brothers and Andersen; headed up leisure and retail for German speaking Europe
  • Founding Director of Whyte & Brown, Senior Advisor to Future Foundations

Malcolm France

Chief Financial Officer

  • Highly accomplished CFO with extensive experience of consumer facing, multi-site leisure operations
  • Group CFO and IT Director for Center Parcs, the UK’s leading provider of short break family holidays
  • Group CFO for The Savoy Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading luxury hotel groups
  • Multiple times FD for Blackstone private equity​ investments
  • Group CFO for Gordon Ramsay Holdings

Cliff Warner

Chief Creative Officer

  • Founder and Chairman of Mycotoo, Inc., the leading entertainment development for theme parks, brand experiences and live events
  • Co-Founder of Thinkwell Group, board member of Ojai Playwrights Conference and member of YALE School of Drama’s Alumni group
  • Career Hightlights include Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter; Motiongate, Bollywood Parks, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Entertainment, Harrah’s Entertainment and MGM Studios

Andy Blackburn

Development Director

  • Programme Director for BAA at London Heathrow
  • In the Middle East, as Regional Director of Mace, Andy was instrumental in setting up the development and project management services group in Abu Dhabi
  • Previously Project Director for Mass Transit Railway Company in Hong Kong – projects included Union Square, IFC2 and Elements Shopping Mall