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      Jonathan Phillips

      Partner

      Head of Hospitality and Leisure

      Jonathan is a planning expert in the hospitality and leisure sector and works to create high-end entertainment venues.

      Jonathan Phillips

      Jonathan is a planning expert in the hospitality and leisure sector and works to create high-end entertainment venues.

      Jonathan Phillips

      Jonathan heads up our national Hospitality and Leisure Planning team and is based in our Mayfair and Oxford offices. His client list includes national high street brands, Michelin Star chefs and a wealth of independent entrepreneurs, as well as Premier League footballers and major landowners.

      From refurbishing Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill, housed in the iconic and listed Savoy Hotel, to being the retained planning advisor to the 4,800 venue Stonegate Pub Company, he has created operations that really make a difference to the industry.

      Jonathan is much more than a planning advisor and has been described by Queen’s Counsel as ‘a formidable expert in his field’. In this dynamic and ever-changing world, he devotes time to every client to understand their exact needs and wants.

      Jonathan works with internationally renowned clients – global superstars. He has supported the growth of the Stonegate Pub Company from 200 to 4,800 venues and as planning advisor has overseen the growth of Flight Club throughout the UK.

      Key relevant project experience

      Securing al fresco dining and drinking areas for pub chains, hotels and restaurants in Central London and throughout England and Wales.

      Extended hours of use at nightclubs, bars, hotels, restaurants, hot food takeaways and function rooms in 5 star hotels.

      Successful planning and enforcement appeals for new shopfronts, external alterations and signage in Covent Garden, Brompton Road, Edgware Road, Piccadilly, The Strand and Tottenham Court Road.

      The major refurbishment of Grade II* and Grade II Listed buildings in Central London and most other major cities in England and Wales.

      Applications and appeals nationwide for new units operated by:

      • Brunning & Price
      • Gordon Ramsay Holdings
      • Pizza Express
      • Flight Club and Electric Shuffle
      • Bounce, Hijingo and Puttshack
      • Nightcap
      • London Cocktail Club
      • Metropolitan Gaming

      Oxford Science Enterprises would not hesitate to recommend the Bidwells team. Simply put, we would not want to undertake a project without them
      Pete Wilder, OSE

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