The Olive Branch
The owners of The Olive Branch pub in Rutland, who have been our clients for 14 years, have praised us for being instrumental in the pub’s continuing growth and success after being named Pub of the Year 2014.
Situated in the pretty village of Clipsham, The Olive Branch has recently been named as the Good Pub Guide’s Pub of the Year 2014. It is also a regular on prestigious lists including The Times Top 20 Gastro Pubs and The Sunday Times Top Restaurants with Rooms, as well as being named Leicestershire & Rutland’s Dining Pub 2014.
Established in 2000 by local lads, Sean Hope and Ben Jones, they put the success of achieving such accolades down to a sound business plan and wise investment advice.
Sean comments, “Thanks to a recommendation, we approached Newby Castleman Chartered Accountants about our plans for the old pub. From the start they were very much a part of the Olive Branch family and they helped us to source finance after being rejected previously and introduced us to a trusted local solicitor.
The partners at the firm then helped us make the most of our assets and supported us in our investment plans which has led to the addition of luxury accommodation at Beech House and allowed us to grow this village pub into an exceptional dining experience for guests.”
Originally a pub dating back to 1890, The Olive Branch has blossomed into a fine dining venue that offers a traditional country pub feel with an exciting menu full of classics along with some additional surprises. Its surroundings have also grown over the past 14 years and its team of staff has grown from six to over 30 and, as well as the Beech House accommodation, the owners have also invested in a new wine store, customer facilities and hope to grow the brand within and outside the region.
Ben comments, “Having confidence in your business plan and knowing how to grow your business and in which areas is key to its success. This is where Newby Castleman have really helped us, providing ongoing financial and tax advice, along with supporting us throughout our start up all those years ago. They have been a big part of our continued development.
After 14 years our relationship with Newby Castleman is as strong as ever and as we look for further opportunities to grow, we know Newby Castleman will continue to provide us with a personal and supportive service in which to achieve such goals.”
Paul Barnett, Charities Partner based at our Leicester office, comments, “We are very proud to have provided our services to The Olive Branch since its establishment. It’s a joy to see a business grow from a start-up into a success story and to have been named Pub of the Year is a great achievement.
For any start-up a good business plan and confidence in your finances is essential and The Olive Branch is proof that with vision, planning and investment you can develop a recognised and celebrated business.”
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