We are curious and creative entrepreneurs who move between derelict and unused spaces transforming them into temporary fertile lands, working with local traders and start ups.
We believe in up cycling and sustainable businesses and look to give back to the communities that support our projects.
Meet the team
Over 21 years experience in the hospitality industry.
Has been involved in various large scale projects ranging from Radio 1’s One Big Weekend in Sunderland, Leeds Party in the Park, Live at Times Square (Newcastle) right through to Traction Engine rallies, vintage car shows and county game fairs.
Guest speaker at numerous national conferences & exhibitions.
Awards and accolades include:
- Beda awards – runner up manager of the year
- Best Bar None winner – Numerous cities and venues
- Winner of Theme Award, international bar and restaurant awards and national night life awards.
Director at Tokyo Industries for over 9 years and helped successfully launch over 32 venues and large outdoor events.
Director at Danieli Holdings for 2 years.
Co-founded Tup Tup Palace and theCUT with Matthew Smyth and partners in 2007.
Co-founder, owner and operator of Tup Tup Palace ltd – 2.5m per year turn over business, which includes Tup Tup Palace and theCUT nightclubs Newcastle.
Founder, owner and operator of Curious Nomads Ltd.