Paul Newman is an accomplished on-trade and hospitality professional. Paul's experience involves restaurant and bar based operations, sales & marketing with more than 30 years in the wines & spirit, drinks brands and bar & restaurant industries.
Paul has hospitality in his blood, having a chef, restaurant and hotel operator as a father. In the early
In 1999 Paul became a founder member, marketing director, board member and shareholder for Living Ventures Ltd, the company behind concepts such as The Living Room restaurant and bar, Gusto Restaurants and The Blackhouse Grills. Since 2007 Paul's entrepreneurial flair has seen him open 9 restaurants and one wine company of his own.
In 2009 Paul was selected as one of the UK's most influential people in the Industry at the Theme Magazine Top 100 awards. In 2012, 13, 14, 15 & 16 Paul was voted as one of the Northern Restaurant & Bar Top 50 operators. Paul was also proudly awarded the UK Pub Personality of the Year 2016 by Imbibe Magazine.