Dave and Kim took over the Paget Arms in Loughborough, just over a year ago. After meeting them at one of our Pop Inn events we could see what a great fit they were for the Paget and were able to offer them an agreement that was right for them. A year on they are running a thriving business in the student town of Loughborough, with the help of eight month old pub dog Clyde! The pub sits surrounded by houses of the locals and regulars that have now become friends.
After joining us at one of our Pop Inn event (which we now do virtually), Dave and Kim could see the potential the Paget Arms had to offer and more importantly could see themselves there. However, they weren’t in the right place to take the pub on in our traditional way of a three year tenancy, but after a chat with Martin our Business Development Manager (BDM) for the pub he could see that Dave and Kim were the perfect fit for the pub.
“It’s all about getting the right people” says Martin “it’s the business owner that makes the pub successful. We look for talented people who love what they do, we can help with the funding and getting them on their feet with the finance side of things, but we can’t give them their talent, that comes from within. We’re motivated to find the right pathway to the pub for the right people.”
Dave had managed many a pub in his career across the Midlands as well as working as a bouncer and bodyguard for 18 years and Kim worked as an office manager. Originally Dave ran the pub whilst Kim carried on working and Kim has now joined him in the pub full time.
“I’ve had pubs before, but Everards have been amazing to work with." Dave,
Paget Arms, Loughborough
If you are looking to take on your own independent business, like Dave and Kim, we would love to chat and see if we can work together to put in place an agreement that is right for you.
It’s not just pubs business either, more recently we have partnered with Jenno’s Coffee House to grow their business from one coffee house to two and also Rustic Crust to get their pizza business from a mobile business to a brick and mortar business, both on different business agreements to suit them.
So, if you are unsure on the financials, get in touch hereor give us a call on 0116 201 4260 and let ee if we can help make your business ideas viable and get you behind your very own bar.