Bon Vivant Group toasts growth

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Edinburgh’s Bon Vivant Group, which owns and operates venues like The Bon Vivant and The Devil’s Advocate (pictured), has increased turnover by 42% in the last year.

The group, which is headed by Stuart McCluskey, went from operating four establishments to seven last year, following £950,000 of finance from Allied Irish Bank (GB).

The group used the AIB (GB) finance to open two new venues: El Cartel on Teviot Square and Lady Libertine on West Register Street. Bon Vivant Group also began operating The Register Club in the Edinburgh Grand, St Andrew’s
Square, on behalf of the venue’s owners.

Antonia Jackson, finance manager of Bon Vivant Group, said, “This is a strong reflection of the hard work from our teams and the expansion, backed by AIB (GB). The team at AIB (GB) has been exceptionally supportive and understands not just our business, but also the wider picture in Edinburgh and across the trade.”

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