Management Team

Ken Buckley

Managing Director

Ken is a pub industry 'lifer' having spent 35 years with the Greenalls Group Plc and 10 years in private equity financed businesses.
He led the Greenalls high street team in the late nineties and was responsible for award winning brands such as The Squares, Henry's Cafe Bars and Via Fossa.
He joined forces with Phil and Mark in 2003 and created the Bold Pub Company which was developed through acquisition and ultimately sold in August 2007.
The same team immediately formed Bravo Inns with a view to developing a larger more sustainable managed house business.

Philip Dearden

Finance Director

Philip has a background in retail and distribution, in both PLC and SME private equity financed business, together with management consultancy experience.
He joined forces with Ken in 2003 to raise funds and develop a managed pub operation. The Bold Pub Company was formed in 2004 through acquisition, developing and successfully selling in August 2007.
Forming Bravo Inns as a second business also in 2007, he is working with Ken and Mark to develop a larger managed pub business, again focused on the community based offering.
Profitable development and strong financial control are his major focus areas, helping to steer a well managed growing business.

Mark Dean F.B.I.I.

Operations Director

Mark has spent the whole of his working career in the pub market. Having managed five individual pubs he moved into multi-site management ultimately joining forces with Ken and Phil in 2003 to create the Bold Pub Company.
Having successfully developed and sold the business in August 2007 he is again a key member of Bravo Inns.

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