Six by Nico team raise over £1 million for Beatson Cancer Charity 

A man gives a speech against a large screen
Nico Simeone

Six Company, the Glasgow-based firm behind the Six by Nico restaurants, has made a donation of over £1 Million to Beatson Cancer Charity this week, following the success of its inaugural Grand Ball.

This gala dinner and red carpet event was held on Saturday June 1st at Ingliston Estate and Country Club, Bishopton, in Renfrewshire, and welcomed 500 guests to a drinks reception, a three-course dinner, and both a silent and live auction.

People gather in a tent with chandeliers
There were 500 guests at the event

Throughout the night, guests were entertained by host presenters Danni Menzies and Phil MacHugh, plus a special performance by Heather Small of M People.

Money raised on the night exceeded £210,000. Added to Six Company’s continuous support through a series of team events across the sixteen Six by Nico locations in Scotland England, Wales and Ireland – and at its Beat 6 restaurant in Glasgow – since the charity partnership’s inception in 2021, this amounts to a total donation of £1,060,000 to date.

Presenters Danni Menzies and Phil MacHugh onstage against a big screen
Host presenters Danni Menzies and Phil MacHugh

Six Company chief executive and founder Nico Simeone said: “Everyone at Six Company and Beat 6 has been working hard to increase our support for the Beatson Cancer Charity.

“Hosting a ball felt like the ideal way to commemorate Beatson’s 10-year anniversary. ‘The Great Gala’ was an incredible occasion for us to bring together our communities that support the charity while also celebrating everything that our teams and supporters have done so far.”

Beat 6 in Bearsden, located at 149 Milngavie Road, opened in April 2023 to offer a ‘delicious combination of unique food and social good’. The restaurant’s profits go directly to Beatson Cancer Charity.

Simeone continued: “We are incredibly humbled and appreciative for having brought the Beat 6 to this stage, and we are overwhelmed by the support we have received in raising over £1 million to date. We look forward to continuing to aid and support Beatson Cancer Charity. Our efforts would not have been possible without the support of our communities and those attending on the night.”

CEO of Beatson Cancer Charity, Martin Cawley, said: “This was such a special occasion. The team at Beat 6 and Six by Nico pulled out all the stops to organise a wonderful event. Everyone had a great time, but they all knew exactly what they were raising funds for.

“On behalf of everyone at Beatson Cancer Charity I want to say a huge thank you to Nico and his team. To raise over £210,000 on the night and in doing so break the £1 million barrier is staggering. We are hugely indebted to Nico and his staff,” said Cawley.

Four woman in Renfrewshire, dressed as if it were Brazil
Performers at the Grand Ball

“We provide a wide range of services at The Beatson and beyond to help improve the experience for people who have cancer. We also fund many innovative research projects which will contribute towards finding better treatment options and hopefully cures in the future. Quite simply we could not do this without the support of so many people like Nico and his team.”

Sponsors for the evening included Roast HQ, The Loveable Rogue, Chateau-X, Studio Two Design, Buck’s Bar, Morrison Community Care Group, InStock, Duchess & Alleycat, Allied Vehicles Ltd, PDS, Wolfson Brands, Braehead Foods, McRoberts, CALA, MCM Solicitors, The New Eagle Lodge, Pulse Electrical, ROX Jewellery – as well as an array of guests who spent over £100,000 on the evening’s live auction.