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East Midlands Chamber News

Eighth Successive Month of Growth

Marco Pierre-WhiteOne of Nottingham’s top entertainment venues has posted an eighth successive month where it has smashed its sales target.

With profits after tax now topping the £1m mark, the team at Alea and the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill believe the region is finally showing signs of growth with people having more disposable income to spend on going out.

Located on Upper Parliament Street and Wollaton Street respectively, both venues have weathered the downturn relatively well and are now looking forward to the run up to the festivities and New Year.

Mark Hands, venue director said: “When things are tough once people have bought in the essentials spend on leisure, entertainment or going out tends to hit the back burner and is one of the first things people stop doing when household budgets are tight.

“However, if you provide a venue that’s safe, friendly and fun to be at while providing good value for money then when people do decide to go out then they’ll hopefully make you top of the list.

“Following a major focus to improve our levels of customer service I’m pleased to say that this strategy seems to have worked but we certainly won’t rest on our laurels and will continue to make sure that our customer service remains one of the main priorities here at Alea and Marco’s.

“What we’ve done is give people a reason to come here and enjoy themselves on a number of different levels.

“Our shows are like nothing else in Nottingham and for the greatest British chef the UK has ever produced to open a new restaurant here is a great endorsement not only for the venue but for Nottingham as a whole.

“The goal is to now focus on attracting more businesses to use the venue’s facilities for meetings and events. As long as we continue to provide something that reflects the needs of people looking for a good night out and businesses that need a quality venue for meetings and events I think the future is going to be a busy and exciting time.”