With extensive experience developing successful food and beverage strategies at major shopping centres in the UK, we are able to advise on both potential new development schemes or assess challenges and opportunities within your existing portfolio. We will look at tenant mix and facilitate appropriate discussions with your tenants. We will support you to build good working relationships from an informed understanding of restaurant operations and related financial models.


Using our well honed set of skills and experience, we are able to offer sound advice to food and beverage operators who find themselves wishing to expand but without the knowledge to know what steps to take next. We understand the fundamentals of a successful restaurant and can advise on all commercial aspects of your business from recruitment and training to property acquisitions and marketing.

Successful Outcomes

As well as being able to advise both Operators and Landlords independently on projects, we are well placed to facilitate conversations between both parties to achieve a workable outcome. An outcome that establishes a strong relationship and creates long term sustainability. Building understanding of business models between both parties improves the decision making process for both sides.


I have worked with Sarah for many years.  She is an absolute professional and has the unique experience of having seen restaurant operations from the perspective of both the tenant and the landlord.  She understands the importance of tenant mix, operations, brand identity and most importantly,  that for a development to succeed, a tenant needs to be able to trade profitability.  I have no hesitation of recommending her skills and look forward to working with her again.

Jamie Barber, CEO of Hush, Haché and Cabana restaurants.

I have known Sarah for many years and have had the pleasure of working with her in several businesses. She has a wide experience in senior catering operational roles with major restaurant companies in the UK and internationally. We also worked together in a restaurant start-up venture Sante Fe which we expanded and sold.

In recent years, she has been managing the catering portfolio at Hammerson. She has been a tough and pragmatic landlord and I am pleased to say that all of the developments in which we have participated have been successful.

Marc Ward, Head of Group Acquisitions, Azzurri Ltd

In my dealings with Sarah over the past few years, I have found her to be straightforward and open as a Landlord and always willing to give freely of her experience regarding restaurant concepts and their modus operandi.

From an investment point of view, Sarah’s support and advice have always been sound and she is a pleasure to work with.

Ken Sanker, Investor, Limecourt Ventures
As an unknown ‘start-up’ in the UK , we were fortunate to work with Sarah and her colleagues on our first project. Her team gave great support and advice and I’m delighted to say that we now have two restaurants trading successfully in the Hammerson portfolio. I would not hesitate to work with Sarah again. She is patient, knowledgeable and has given sound advice.
Pru Naik, Partner and MD l’Osteria Restaurants UK
Sarah has deep insight into the hospitality industry, great relationships and is a pleasure to work with. She has made a significant positive impact on Hammerson’s F&B business over recent years.
Timon Drakesmith, CFO and Managing Director, Premium Outlets, Hammerson PLC

I have known Sarah for over 30 years and I can honestly say she is one of the nicest and one of the most talented women I know. She has extensive knowledge of the restaurant and bar industry, from working with very large multi site operators to setting up a brand new restaurant concept from scratch, and I think her hands on expertise would be invaluable to both small and large restaurant businesses alike.

From business start-up to running large branded groups, I know she has earned well deserved respect within the industry. She has also worked with a major Landlord for the past 10 years which has given her a unique ( and very valuable) insight into the relationship between Landlord and retail operator and an ability to negotiate a beneficial outcome for both parties.

Ann Elliot, CEO of Elliots

As specialists in restaurant and leisure leasing, we have found working with Sarah invaluable. Her market knowledge and strong operator relationships means she offers new perspectives and useful contacts.

Her knowledge and relationships have led to our heightened understanding of the operators’ needs, thereby ensuring BGP recognise tenants’ priorities and decision making processes, when selecting new sites. This “ insider” view has better equipped us to advise our clients.

Sarah is always clear in the communication of her objectives on her schemes, and she inspires our teams to work hard to meet those objectives.

Whilst managing a team is a key skill, she is not afraid to get her hands dirty and throws herself into a project with enthusiasm, inspiring respect and loyalty from the wider team.

Tracy Pollard, Managing Director of Bruce Gillingham Pollard

Sarah has worked on a number of major development regeneration projects at Hammerson, setting the catering and leisure strategy. Acting as key relationship manager for all F+B and leisure brands, she successfully managed her team to ensure timely project delivery and brand alignment.

Sarah has provided operator insight into design layout and catering services which has set the letting and operational strategies, whilst supporting the delivery programme. She has collaborated efficiently with the wide development team both internal and external stakeholders, together with onsite construction teams.

Sarah is well liked and has is highly respected by her colleagues.

Robin Dobson, Development Director, Hammerson PLC
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