Hospitality Consulting ServicesWith a lifetime of venues between them, our hospitality consulting team has seen it all and can think on their feet. From running some of the largest venues in Australia down to operating a bar in a one-horse town, C&D’s hospitality consultants have the experience, the skill and the practicality to turn any venue around. We have assisted owners from the layout of a premises to the employment and training of staff. We offer a complete training service through our related training organisation and through our strategic partners, can provide both on site management and security services. For owners looking for a partner to assist in the recovery and management of an asset, we have short term management options who can parachute into a site and take it from closed to profitable in the shortest amount of time. We can also assist in the analysis of a venue and provide candid and direct options. We land onsite and don’t expect to analyse a venue remotely, rather we pride ourselves on being willing to get our hands dirty.
Our Hospitality ConsultantsOur primary hospitality consultant, Kevin Carmody has operated 95 licensed venues in a career spanning 45 years. Kevin has owned and operated motels from southern Victoria to Northern Queensland and everywhere in between, which has been the foundation of his abilities as an experienced and practical hospitality consultant with C&D. A skilled operator, Kevin has seen the ups and downs in the industry and has a keen eye for market trends, being one of the first to move to online booking systems, adopting technology and moving ahead of the market, even in difficult market conditions. His operations have always been the market leader in each geographic location, with a focus on customer experience. The responsiveness of our consultants and their attention to detail has been a key factor in achieving outstanding outcomes for our clients. As well as our consulting services, we are able to supply, at short notice, senior operations managers on a short term basis in any geographic region in Australia.
- Country NSW Pub Recovered for the landlord, rent arrears of $240,000, unpaid poker machine taxes and no maintenance for 3 years, value of the property including entitlements was $1.7m at takeover. Installed an onsite manager, trading figures improved from $7,500 per week to $55,000 per week over a 3 month period. Revaluation of asset at the end of the nine month management project at $3.5m.
- Country QLD Club Appointed by the committee, turnover was $5,000 per week. Immediately terminated the onsite staff and installed a new stock management system. 9 week engagement with revenue increasing to $75,000 per week.