They are lovely bunch who work hard to ensure your Cheshire Pub Co experience is one to remember.
Make sure you you say hello to them if you see their faces at our venues while on your CPC pub travels.
Jon began his career as a budding chef, but soon realised his love and talents for front of house service. Jon studied hospitality at college whilst gaining experience as a night porter, conference & banqueting executive and event planner. It wasn't long before Jon found his love for the pub life, working with some of the corporate hospitality names, before joining the family inspired Cheshire Pub Co/Irlam teams. Jon loves people, and continues to feed his ambitions by growing and learning from others.
Meet Jonny, our Food Director. Jonny has merged travelling and cooking most of his life, meandering between different versions of hospitality in a variety of different cultures and countries. However, he insists it’s the good ol’ British pub scene which he loves the most! Mainly because it serves the heart of many communities.
Tim is a Wirral lad and began his career in Heswall, working for some of the best restaurants and bars whilst studying at Swansea University. A keen photographer and sportsman, Tim partakes in wedding photography and has semi -professionally played hockey, cricket and football. While he may have 'hung up his boots’ for now, he loves nothing more than a good chat about Liverpool’s chances of winning the league. Tim is passionate about providing great service and feels a strong team and a fine pub is built on hard work, team work and above all, passion!
As well as being footy mad, Neal is a family man and a qualified chef, with a passion for great food, fine wine and a good honest pint. Neal is passionate about great service, and while his role is conducive to lots of office hours, he thrives front of house, where he can be involved in a busy service, and work alongside his team and enjoy the company of his customers. He has also thrived off building, training, developing and forming dynamic new teams as the GM in 6 new ventures so far with the Cheshire Pub Co team.
Jenny is ex Emirates cabin crew and is mother of two from Manchester. Her social media management journey began during her ten years living in Dubai whilst she co developed an online travel platform for parents and their children. Her passion for travel, food and lifestyle photography continued back in the UK where her boutique agency meant that she crossed paths with the ambitious Cheshire Pub Co team. Jenny enjoys working with the whole team, and capturing the fabulous staff in action, delicious food and warming ambiance within all our pubs. She also enjoys a pint of Guinness or a bottle of our fabulous Rioja.
Meet Matt, the company’s Managing Director. Matt is wonderfully Welsh and a humble country lad with a 25 year history in the hospitality industry. When he’s not flying around the pubs, he spends time with his family and his country allotment.
His career first started in kitchens, where his high standards and eye for quality saw him soon awarded various Head and Executive Chef roles with a collection of well known independent hotel and pub groups, a successful career which spanned over 18 years.
In looking for a change of direction after having a family, Matt and his wife embarked on their own exciting venture taking on an independent pub in their local village before rejoining Simon Kalton at Cheshire Pub Company in 2019. The scale and growth of CPC, plus the success of a history working with the company previously meant it was an effortless decision to join the team.
Meet James, our General Manager who has been working in hospitality for 8 years. His passion is good food and hard work and so it’s understandable why his career started off in kitchens. He soon became Head Chef from a young age and spent 5 years behind the scenes, before developing his skills for a Front of House Manager role, which he loves and has developed and expanded on since.
Michael has worked within hospitality for a little over 21 years, and is very particular about high standards. He loves his guests, working alongside his brilliant teams and the odd indulgence of some of the products we sell. Michael’s mischievous start in life, saw him gain early experiences from local, late night fun bars, and has since gained experience from a wealth of licensed premises including elite high end venues with up to 2000 covers. Currently, he's thriving off using his experience to make a great local for Bramhall, and an amazing work space for his colleagues.
From collecting glasses in her Grandad’s social club whilst training as a beauty spa specialist, to working at 35,000 feet as cabin crew, Fay prides herself on providing outstanding customer service and ensures her teams also deliver consistent great customer experiences. The transition back from the glamorous skies to real life on the ground was made easy by her love for the bustling and friendly pub industry, and as General Manager of The Ship, Styal for two years, she says her feet are now firmly (and happily) on the ground.
Faye will currently be found on the customer side of the bar as she gets ready for the most exciting life challenge yet…. becoming a mother. Good luck Fay, we miss you already.