Retail and Leisure Entrepreneur of the Year
sponsored by Chilli Marketing
Winner: Ross Mackenzie, Black Dog Ballroom Group (centre)
Presented by Gareth Whittle, Managing Director, Chilli Marketing (left)
The judges described this as a “tough” category. Black Dog Ballroom Group is a Manchester born bar operator with four city centre locations. With pubs closing on a daily basis, Black Dog Ballroom is defying the odds by expanding and coming up with new concepts.