events // North East Hospitality trade panel event 17th October 2013 – Staying ahead of the game

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events // North East Hospitality trade panel event 17th October 2013 – Staying ahead of the game

On Thursday 17th October 2013 at 6pm, RCM Stocktaking and Sanderson Weatherall will be hosting the third North East Hospitality trade panel event in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Join us for an interesting perspective from varying angles, followed by informal networking.

Richard Macdonald, from of RCM Stocktaking, says – “Given the success of the previous event and venue, we’re holding the third event at the Tyneside Bar at the Tyneside Cinema. The talking point for the October event is – As the tastes and requirements of the paying public change, what does the hospitality trade have to do to stay ahead of the game? The event will be in the style of Question Time, albeit more informal so it is really important you ask your question in advance when you register your place.”

Who can come ? The event is only open to owners/managers within the pub and hospitality trade.

The evening’s panellists confirmed so far are:

Oliver Vaulkhard

Oliver Vaulkhard – Managing Director of Fluid Group (Newcastle) Ltd.

Ollie has been an operator in Newcastle City Centre for 20 years and operated key venues during the boom periods for the Quayside, Collingwood Street and also Grey Street.

Although original solely wet led the business has diversified into food led offerings, Central Bean coffee shops and is also starting to develop its business outside the NE1 postcode.


Helen Greer

Helen Greer – Owner of The Feathers Inn, Stocksfield, Northumberland

It is our intention to serve the very best food and ale in a relaxed, informal yet thoroughly professionally run environment.

We won Good Pub Guide, Northumbria Dining pub of the year for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013. We won both the Great British Pub of the Year  and Great British Gastro Pub of the year 2011.

We work closely with suppliers to get the best quality and work sympathetically with the environment so we source most of our supplies locally.


David Downing

David Downing – Partner, Sanderson Weatherall

Sanderson Weatherall are a multi-disciplinary commercial property consultancy, who have been providing property advice to the Licensed trade since the 1920’s, when partner William Townend authored ‘The Valuation of Licensed Property’, for many years the leading textbook on the

Operating from 6 offices throughout England, including Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Teesside, Sanderson Weatherall have specialist teams providing advice to the Licensed trade on valuation, design, construction and acquisitions and disposal across their network of offices.

David Downing is a Partner at Sanderson Weatherall and is responsible for the delivery of Licensed and Leisure services in the NE of England, providing leisure
operators, funders and allied professionals, valuations and general advice.


Richard Macdonald, RCM Stocktaking

Richard Macdonald - Owner of RCM Stocktaking which provides effective stocktaking to the hospitality trade, including pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels. They are an independent company based in Newcastle upon Tyne providing food and liquor stocktaking in the North of England and Scotland.




Heineken logo

The event will also include a representative from Heineken UK.



This event is brought to you by :

RCM Stocktaking

Sanderson Weatherall



If you’d like to attend this event please email






About the Author:

Richard is the owner of RCM Stocktaking Solutions Ltd which provide Stock Auditing services to the licensed / restaurant / hospitality sector.