The Manchester movers that have joined the annual hospitality ‘power list’

The Schofields and Seven Bro7hers join the ranks

By Ben Arnold | 12 March 2024

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The annual top 50 hospitality ‘power list’ has been unveiled at the Northern Bar and Restaurant show, with some local legends joining the ranks.

Cocktail maestros the Schofield Brothers, the sibling duo behind Schofield’s Bar, Sterling and Atomeca, have been inducted into the top 50, alongside Salford brewery Seven Bro7hers.

They join other new entries the Gilpin Hotel and Lake House in the Lake District, House of Tides/Solstice by Kenny Atkinson, the Rockingham Group, Kelham Island Brewery & Leah’s Yard and The Star at Harome/Star Inn The City.

The list is compiled every year by Kuits, the specialist legal and commercial adviser to the leisure and hospitality industry.

Also featuring on the list from Manchester are the likes of Higher Ground, Mission Mars, Tokyo Industries, San Carlo Group, Elite Bistros, NQ64, A Very Inc, Bunbobust, Common, Madre, Mowgli Street Food, Revolution Bars, The Alchemist, Archies and The Liars Club Group.

Siobhan Thompson, Event Manager for NRB24 said: “We are delighted to reveal this year’s highly anticipated Kuits NRB Top 50 Power List. Now in its eleventh year, the awards continue to shine a well-deserved spotlight on hospitality operators who excel in the industry and help cement the north as a leading hospitality destination The current climate of the industry makes this list even more pertinent, showcasing the resilience of Northern hospitality during challenging times for the sector.” 

“From independent breweries through to Michelin starred establishments, each of the fifty have continued to pivot and evolve through the well documented challenges to the industry, and we’re excited to see what they go on to achieve for the rest of the year.”

Felicity Tulloch, Head of Licensing & Partner at Kuits, added: “Once again, the judges were incredibly impressed with the standard of entrepreneurship and innovation shown by the hospitality sector in the North. 

“It was a difficult job to narrow the list down to 50 as there are so many talented individuals in the sector so congratulations to all those who are listed and we look forward to seeing your businesses continue to grow.”

The Northern Restaurant and Bar show at Manchester Central began today with talks from Sacha Lord and UK Hospitality CEO Kate Nicholls. Meanwhile, the likes of Hrishikesh Desai, Stosie Madi, Danielle Heron were among those appearing at the Chef Live stage.

It continues tomorrow with appearances for the likes of Simon Rogan, Tom Barnes, Hawksmoor founder Will Beckett, Mary-Ellen McTague and Adam Reid.

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