Andrew Stones, former MD of Be At One Cocktail Bars joins Imbiba

Andrew Stones joins the investment team at Imbiba this month.

As former Managing Director of Be At One Cocktail Bars, Andrew worked with the founders and private equity partners to grow the company from 10 to 39 sites then managing a trade sale in 2018 to Stonegate pub company. Andrew brings over 30 years hospitality and leisure experience and a broad range of operational experience. His market knowledge is extensive, having worked for hospitality companies such as Whitbread, Spirit Group and JD Wetherspoons and in leisure with Esporta and American Amusements.

Andrew Stones, Director Imbiba

Andrew Stones, Director Imbiba

John Connell, Imbiba Chairman confirmed, “Andrew is a highly experienced operator and well respected within the industry. He has an excellent pedigree in business management and leadership and brings a wealth of industry and market experience to the team. Andrew is able to provide operational guidance and expertise to portfolio businessesand we are delighted to welcome him to Imbiba.”

Andrew Stones confirmed “Imbiba is the only institutional investor focused exclusivity on leisure investing in the UK. This specialist, operator-led approach is unique and adds great value for potential investee companies. I am delighted to have joined such a dynamic, specialist team and as an operator at heart, I am looking forward to helping and supporting our portfolio businesses as they grow.”

Andrew can be contacted on 020 3858 0255 or via email: 

Fraser Bradshaw