Management Team

Ken Buckley


Ken has spent his whole career, in excess of 50 years, in the pub, bar and restaurant industry. The first 35 years were with Greenalls plc where he was the director in charge of the high street division and sat on the pub & restaurants board. For the past 19 years he has been in private equity led businesses mainly Bold Pub Company and for the past 11 years Bravo Inns.
After recruiting Harvey to take over as Managing Director Ken has taken the role of chairman.

Harvey Nurse

Managing Director

Harvey joined the team at Bravo Inns in January 2018 as Managing Director after having spent over 30 years within the licenced trade.
He has previously held senior positions with a small number of multi-site operators being responsible for maximising profitability and beating tough targets by acquiring pubs, making individual capital investments, and managing the churn of the estate, all while maintaining tight cost controls.

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 Buckley 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 now working with Harvey 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

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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Bravo Inns, committed to breathing life back into community pubs throughout your local area.