July 28th, 2015

The Botanist marks successful first half year with new appointments

By Coreena Ford, ChronicleLive

The Newcastle bar and restaurant is now a star performer in the group, and new openings are expected later this year

The Botanist marks successful first half year with new appointments
The Botanist management team, (from L-R) Rhiannon Courtenay Smith, Callum Falkous, Paul Burns, David Caley, Ben Hegarty and Andrew Shiel-Redfern.
The Botanist has toasted its first six months in business in Newcastle by strengthening its management team.

After a record breaking launch which saw 10,000 diners go through its doors in December, leisure operator The New World Trading Company is celebrating an successful first half year and a number of appointments.

Based on the top two floors of Monument Mall, The Botanist opened its roof garden overlooking Grey's Monument in Spring, with seating for up to 120 people.

A further 10 jobs have been created as a result, including David Caley who has joined as a manager, bringing the management team to six and the total number of staff to 110.

Mr Caley said: "It's an ideal time to be coming on board with The Botanist as it looks ahead to the next six months - and of course, a lively first summer before that.

"I've already trained in Leeds, Liverpool and Newcastle with the company so am looking forward to bringing what I can to the fantastic team that is in place here."

Chris Hill, managing director of New World Trading Company, said: "It's been a whirlwind since we launched The Botanist Newcastle in December - it's already become one of our most successful venues operating in the UK.

"The roof garden has certainly added another dimension to the business, further establishing us as a real destination for our customers and visitors to the city.

"Newcastle's social landscape seems to be ever-evolving so we're always coming up with new ideas to keep our customers entertained and offer something unique.

"We're currently working on some exciting plans to make use of the terrace area throughout the colder season. The Botanist brand will also be expanding with openings in Liverpool and Glasgow later this year and more locations planned in the near future."

The New World Trading Company recently celebrated a double win at The Publican Awards national ceremony earlier this year, securing The Best Drinks Offer and The Best Managed Pub Company (2-50 sites).


 

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