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Brook Leisure ltd was founded in 1993 by Martin and Jason Brook, when they opened club Hedonism, a £2 million investment and first step into the late night licensed retail sector. This was a particularly ambitious first venue into the nightclub sector in their home town of Barnsley and was acquired by Northern Leisure Plc, at the height of its success, in 1997. Having kept the name a new Brook Leisure was formed. Both by the development of their own new sites and the acquisition of under performing sites off others, Brook Leisure Holdings (as it became known) expanded quickly. Indeed, at one point in time, the group opened 10 new venues with an average first year return of 71%. Recognition followed with a number of industry awards, which twice saw the group win “uk nightclub of the year” in the early 2000's. By 2005, it was reported that the group was the largest independent operator in the UK and had 23 venues. From this time, there was significant diversification into property development and other sectors and areas of business, but quite often with leisure influence, through the family's wider interests including Quest Property and Conroy Brook Developments. As these grew in size, Martin and Jason's involvement in the day to day running of the leisure business diminished and in late 2012, they formally stepped back from the organisation to facilitate an intended management buyout. The company then changed its name and proceeded under a different banner and divested itself of a number of trading sites. Martin returned to the board as 2014 approached and in April 2014 acquired the companies bank debt of their principle funder. 2015 saw a year of consolidation and in 2016 a new entity, Brook Leisure Group Ltd was formed, which brought back both Jason Brook and a familiar trading name to the fold, by acquiring the trading assets off the old company. With a wealth of experience in the nightclub and bar sector, Brook Leisure Group is now well placed to grow again as part of a wider private group of companies, with the invaluable support of an experienced management team, who have worked for the family for many years. With refurbishments planned in the short term, the company has now also started to identify potential new sites, which will going forward see the company start to expand once more.
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Crystal Venue
Crystal Venue
Crystal Venue
Crystal Venue
Crystal Venue

Crystal is designed as a premium venue. Catering for a more discerning customers, Recently refurbished in late 2015 hosting some of the biggest parties in the city alongside brands such as Candypants, Socialite & more recently Bella Brunch Club

www.crystalbar.uk.com

FrankAndStein Venue
Frank Venue
Frank Venue
Frank Venue
Frank Venue

Having visited various styles of bars in the uk we believe Doncaster was the perfect location for our very own Bavarian themed bar.

www.frankstein.co.uk

CheBar Venue
CheBar Venue
CheBar Venue
CheBar Venue
CheBar Venue

This is Barnsleys No. 1 late night venue. The focus is on a fun filled informal night out in a style of a Mardi Gras festival. Expect a night full of party music & the best atmosphere in town.

www.chebar-barnsley.co.uk

CoCo Venue
Coco Venue
Coco Venue
Coco Venue
Coco Venue

Following the success of Che Bar we developed CoCo nightclub which is a more sophisticated & laid back venue

www.barnsley.coco.uk.com

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Jason Brook - Brook Group CEO In 1993 at 21 years of age, Jason suggested to his father, Martin, who had recently sold the long standing family business, that (amongst other things) he might delve into the nightclub sector. Jason, initially involved part time continued to train as a chartered surveyor, qualifying in 1996, whilst working for two nationally renowned property consultancies before leaving private practice in early 1997 to work in the new family business full time. For the next 10 years the Nightclub business grew rapidly and Jason also led the group to diversify more significantly into wider property investment and development. Now in 2016, Jason has been Group CEO for over 10 years and has taken responsibility for successfully developing over a million square feet of leisure and commercial property premises. Since 2008 and the onset of the recession, Jason has chosen to focus group strategy on reducing debt, which he has done so successfully, repaying nearly £100m back to the groups funders. The group is now well placed to grow once again and the ethos, experience and determination of the senior management led by Jason, consistently has proven to be a continued success, even when challenges have presented themselves.


Conrad Nugent - Brook Leisure, Operations Director With over 30 years on trade experience, Conrad Nugent is one of our industries most respected minds. Conrad started hands on, learning all aspects of the leisure industry before making his way into junior management. In 1988, Conrad took his first step into management running multiple sites in Reading town centre, then over the next 8 years he proceeded to run some of the industry’s flagship venues. In 1996 Conrad took his first area role for the inspirational European Leisure, where hotels were amongst his remit alongside bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Northern, Luminar / Candu Leisure all followed, in area roles, over the next 10 years. Conrad Joined Brook Leisure as an Area Manager in 2004, progressing to Operations Director in 2016. Conrad has a complete understanding of customer’s wants, needs and demands. He works very closely with his operations team, police and local authority licensing and has a proven record of success. Conrad is hands on in developing the company’s refurbishments using all his wealth of experience alongside his dedicated team. He has worked hard to guide the company through the changes in the sector post deregulation and recession and is integral in driving the company forward.

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Careers

Brook Leisure are always on the lookout for exciting and talented management and staff, whether it be barstaff, glass collectors, waitresses or promotional staff to join our expanding team. If you have the drive, enthusiasm and customer focus then you could be the type of person we are looking for. Please register your details below. Get in touch... If you are interested in working for us or would like to know more then please get in touch by calling reception at Brook Leisure on 01226 285081 Or use the form below and we will contact you. Alternatively please send your CV to Email: conrad@brookleisure.com

Contact

Brook Leisure
Lower Plaza 1
Gateway Plaza,
Fitzwilliam St
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S70 2RF

Tel: 01226 285081
Email: conrad@brookleisure.com

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The Brook Group