Bruce Gillingham Pollard recruits Michael Kelion as their acquisition consultant
Bruce Gillingham Pollard are delighted to announce the appointment of Michel Kelion as a consultant from 2nd January 2018.
Michael’s has over 30 years’ experience in restaurant and leisure property. He acted for Carluccio’s throughout their nationwide expansion alongside other multiples including Busaba Eathai, Gaucho and Cau. He currently advises Escape Hunt, Tapas Revolution and Granger & Co., as well as start-ups, private equity and independents including Padella, Sam’s and Ceru.
Michael said: “I’m very excited to be joining the Bruce Gillingham Pollard team as a consultant. I’ve had the pleasure of doing many deals with them over a number of years and always admired both their style and expertise.”
Based in Bruce Gillingham Pollard’s London office, Michael will work alongside the acquisition team of Nick Garston and Thea Rowe to build on his contacts and relationships with other companies including Hawksmoor and The Draft House. Since establishing the acquisition team 12 months ago Nick and Thea are already acting for a multitude of clients themselves including Temper, Tracey Anderson, Bleecker Burger and 26 Grains.
Tracey Pollard, Managing Director of Bruce Gillingham Pollard said: "We are thrilled Michael will be starting with us in the New Year. His experience, knowledge and relationships will make him an invaluable addition to our business and that his clients will benefit from working closely with our tenant team.”
Kelion Sworn will continue to complete ongoing transactions.
By Chloe to open at One Tower Bridge
US sensation By Chloe will soon open its second London site at One Tower Bridge. Following the success of its original opening in Manhattan two years ago, the ultra-cool vegan restaurant is undoubtedly set to incite the same cult following in London as it has enjoyed in the States.
Although lauded with the enviable title of best veggie burgers in New York, By Chloe’s menu extends far beyond burgers. The wholesome, vegan, plant-based food made with locally sourced ingredients also comes in the form of salads, sandwiches, pastas and sweet treats.
The brand will sit perfectly alongside The Ivy Tower Bridge, Rosa’s Thai Café and The Coal Shed, appealing to an increasingly health conscious society, and adding further diversity to the development.
This letting was secured by Bruce Gillingham Pollard on behalf of Berkeley Homes.