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Nine Group Founder Vivek Chadha Wins Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017

Simon Rogerson, Group Chief Executive, and Christopher Hulatt, Founder of London-based Octopus Capital, were named ‘EY London & South Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 overall winner’ at an awards ceremony at BAFTA in the capital last night. Whilst still on a graduate training programme 17 years ago, Simon and Christopher (aged 25 and 23 respectively) set up Octopus Capital with, in their words, ‘no money and no experience.’ They raised funds for the company when … Read more

Nine Group Purchases Hilton Basingstoke

All properties, with the exception of Swindon (pictured, right), have been purchased by buyers clear of the current Hilton branding and management.They were: Basingstoke, 141 rooms; Bromsgrove, 146 rooms; Dunkeld (pictured, above), 98 rooms; Newbury, 109 rooms; Newport, 148 rooms; and Swindon, 171 rooms. Christie & Co advised the private vendors in each case. Jeremy Jones, head of hotels brokerage at Christie & Co commented: “We are delighted to bring this successful campaign to an … Read more

Trafford Park hotel in Manchester to be given new lease of life

The Trafford Park hotel in Manchester is to be refurbished and relaunched under a mid-market international boutique brand after being derelict for eight years. Built in 1902, the Grade II-listed property was sold at auction earlier this year for nearly £900,000, three times the guide price of £300,000, and is now owned as a joint venture between Nine Group and Ashley Hotels. Nine Group is the owner and operator of 18 branded hotels in the … Read more

Up to 60 jobs created in Horley after hotel is bought following fall into administration

Positioned to act as a community hub for businesses and Horley residents alike, the hotel is set to be extensively renovated after being closed for four years, with a multi-million pound investment bringing it up to a 4 star rating with an international hotel brand. Headed up by Vivek Chadha – who was recently announced as the winner of Entrepreneur of the Year for the London and South region in Ernst & Young 2017 Entrepreneur … Read more