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Yorkshire independent bar group builds on seven years of success

A successful independent bar and nightclub brand is continuing its expansion plans by setting its sights on four additional sites across the region, which will create up to 50 new jobs.

Maverick’s, which has 80s-themed sites in Huddersfield, Horsforth and Bingley, is planning to open new establishments in York, Harrogate, Skipton and Ilkley. This is the first time Maverick’s has turned its attention to North Yorkshire.

Leeds-based Hentons has helped provide tax and professional business advice to Maverick’s management team since the first venue opened in 2011.

Entrepreneur Khoa Van who is in charge of Maverick’s acquisitions and new business strategy helped secure backing from national pub company Greene King to expand the brand to more sites in Yorkshire – with the eventual aim of establishing a national franchise. The businesses collaborated for the first time last year to open Maverick’s in Bingley.

Khoa Van of Maverick’s commented: “This is a pivotal period in the evolution of the Maverick’s brand as we celebrate seven years since our first venue opened in Huddersfield. We have recently completed an extensive rebuild of the premises after significant investment. Since opening our third outlet in Bingley last year, we intend to build on our current spread of premises and look to roll out the Maverick’s concept in different areas including North Yorkshire.

“Hentons have provided a consistently first class service delivering all our tax planning and finance needs from under one roof, which suits our style of business operation. The team has provided invaluable support during our continued expansion as a multi-site business. Services extending beyond their remit have been provided through associates and close contacts ensuring momentum is maintained throughout our development.”

Maverick’s has proved popular with its core target audience of over 25s but also with 18 to 25-yearold customers.

Simon Gray, a partner at Hentons, said: “The Maverick’s business model is a great one and the team has ambitious plans for future growth, which we are very much looking forward to working with them on through to fruition. I have no doubt that following seven years of success as one of the region’s most popular drink, dine and dance concept venues, continued success will follow as a result of the acquisition of multiple new venues.”

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