David Mooney and Paul Newman founded New Moon Pub Company in 2011

New Moon hits Manchester

By Luke Nicholls

New Moon Pub Company, founded by North West chef David Mooney and former Living Ventures director Paul Newman, is opening its fifth venue in three years.

Scott Munro and James Douglas, founders of Red's True BBQ which is looking to open up to 15 sites in the next five years

Red's True BBQ to open another three sites in 2014

By Mark Wingett

Red’s True BBQ, the highly-rated fledgling Leeds-based operator, plans to open three sites in total next year, as part of its five-year plan to grow to at least 15 restaurants across the UK.

Sales at Ibérica’s existing two London restaurant's are growing at about 25 per cent year-on-year

Ibérica eyes Farringdon and Manchester for next restaurant openings

By Luke Nicholls

Two weeks after revealing plans to expand to up to 10 sites across the UK in the next five years, Ibérica Restaurants says it hopes to be opening its fourth London restaurant in Farringdon next spring, followed by two new restaurants in Manchester later...

Manchester brewer and pubco Joseph Holt has expanded its pub estate and acquired two Greater Manchester pubs

Joseph Holt acquires two Greater Manchester pubs

By Peter Ruddick

Manchester brewer Joseph Holt has announced it has acquired two Greater Manchester pubs within the last three months as its plans to expand its estate in the North West continue.

Manchester has a thriving hospitality sector and is fast becoming the first choice for operators looking to take the first 'next step' after London. Photo: Percy Dean

Hospitable cities: Spotlight on Manchester

By Peter Ruddick

In the second part of our hospitable cities feature, BigHospitality is moving south of the border from Glasgow to focus on another thriving city for hospitality businesses outside of London - Manchester. What makes its restaurants, hotels and pubs and...