Group targets further expansion

Buzzworks Holdings developing latest venue in Bridge of Weir

MULTIPLE operator Buzzworks Holdings is set to expand outwith its Ayrshire heartland this year, adding a further three outlets to its portfolio.

• Eyeing expansion: Buzzworks directors Kenny, Alison and Colin Blair.

Work is currently underway on a £1 million project in the Renfrewshire village of Bridge of Weir that will see Buzzworks open The Coach House bar and restaurant this summer. Managing director Kenny Blair said the new venue will have the “warm, relaxing atmosphere” and “unique contemporary twist” synonymous with the group’s existing House-branded outlets – The Treehouse in Ayr, The Longhouse in Kilmarnock and The Mill House in Stewarton.
The group, which has nine venues across Ayrshire under its four brands – House, Lido, Scotts and Elliots – and employs more than 400 staff, has earmarked a further two sites for development in 2017.
Expansion outwith Ayrshire this year follows a successful 2016 for the family-run company, with directors Kenny, Colin and Alison Blair picking up the SLTN Industry Achievement Award last November and the firm being listed as one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK.
“Last year was an exciting time for Buzzworks Holdings and as a company we achieved some fantastic results; however we are constantly looking forward and our focus is now on how to make 2017 even more of a success as we expand into more areas of Scotland,” said Kenny Blair.
“As one of Scotland’s largest hospitality employers, our staff define who we are as a brand, and the company is deeply passionate on creating and fostering an environment where employees can thrive and be the best within the industry.
“We will continue to invest heavily in our people and bring them on this exciting journey, whilst making sure our customers continue to enjoy world class hospitality at each of our venues.”