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creator and operator of vibrant hospitality concepts.

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Our deep-rooted passion for creating and sharing the essence of the most vibrant hospitality districts in the world was first shared in 2012.

 

Today we operate two restaurant & bar brands (Neighbourhood & Victors), throughout five locations

throughout the UK, underpinned with a team proudly 250 strong, delivering an annual turnover of £12m+.

In August 2020, we were acquired by an independent North East based investment group led by Naveen Handa of The Cairn Group. We are now laser focused on our next phase of growth within the U.K.

our management team

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guy hitchen,

commercial director.

Original Co-Founder Guy has

helped shape this business

even prior to the day of its

inception in 2008. Today, Guy

ensures we maintain a leading

edge range of product

offerings and is at the

forefront of inspiring our

brands. Exceptionally

well-travelled and plugged-in,

Guy is also responsible for

ensuring strong commercial

relationships with all our

supply partners whilst

delivering value for our guests.

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hannah swarbrick-done,

people & development exec.

Driven, passionate and on a

relentless journey of growth

since joining the ECC family in

2016. Another shining example

of transforming our processes

and practices within a support

function. Following a career

with us in operational

restaurant roles, Hannah now

leads our ‘people & development

first agenda’, whilst also being

ambassador for our values

driven culture ensuring our

talented teams flourish.

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vernon lord

ceo.

The newest member of the

ECC management team

having joined in February

2021. We were lucky to land

Vernon and we’re delighted

he’s here to guide us. A

proven leader of premium

restaurant businesses of

scale, most notably Individual

Restaurant Company whose

brands include Piccolino &

Gino D’campo. Vern will

spearhead our exciting phase

of growth on this next

chapter of our journey.

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elliott west,

operations director.

Elliott has now been with the

business for 4 years and is

firmly established as our lead

Operator, driving a people,

guest and hospitality

experience focused agenda

throughout the business,

whilst maintaining standards

second to none. A proven

specialism in premium and bar

operations, Elliott also leads

the charge on ensuring our

drinks propositions stand out

and bar teams rock.

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gavin holmes,

commercial finance manager.

Proof of our value ‘grow

talent’ in action, Gavin has

been climbing the ranks in

ECC for almost 5 years now

and shows no signs of slowing

progress. Since joining in 2017,

Gavin has been instrumental

in shaping the impact of the

Finance function, ensuring the

business is evermore

informed and data driven with

insight and financial rigour

that really packs a punch.