Scotland’s Most Eligible

Here’s one more from our pick of some of the trade’s most eligible ladies and gents, JOANNA NETHERY. We would’ve loved to have included more of you had we the space…

Five March

Joanna Nethery, 34, is a co-director at Five March in Glasgow. She ran Distill on Argyle Street (now The Crescent) for 12 years before opening Five March, but she wasn’t always destined for this industry. Said Joanna,

“My degree was in International Politics and I was destined for a think tank or The Hague, but that wasn’t really me. I like wearing jeans.”

And she’s not resting on her laurels. She’s in the process of opening a small cafe on Great Western Road, but it’s next year that she’s going to be taking on the ‘big’ project, as well as giving something back.

Explained Joanna, “Once we have two years’ books, and they are looking delightful incidentally, we will be talking to some people that I’ll no doubt
find intimidating, to get something ‘substantial’ opened that isn’t just a restaurant or a bar. I’d like to incorporate some working studios or rooms
for community development. So much money was lost in the financial crash and capitalism needs to take care of businesses in cities, which hasn’t
happened. I’m already involved in grassroots fundraising and am handing over £3K to refugee council for example.”

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