Event: From Bar to Pub – An Evening with Oliver Hughes, Founder, Porter House Group
Beauchamps Solicitors are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the Irish International Business Network (IIBN) Dublin events.
The IIBN is a ‘not for profit’ organisation whose membership is made up of successful Irish entrepreneurs and business professionals throughout the world. The objective of IIBN is to facilitate greater communication between first, second and third generation Irish individuals for the purpose of identifying and exploiting new business relationships and opportunities.
Theme: From Bar to Pub – An Evening with Oliver Hughes, Founder, Porter House Group
Date: Wednesday, 22nd June
Time: 6.30pm registration for a 7pm start
Venue: Beauchamps Solicitors, Riverside Two, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2.
Registration: to register for this event please contact Fionuala Pender on Fionuala@iibn.com
About the speaker:
Oliver was born in Dublin, Drumcondra and his parents moved frequently between Fiji, London, Nottingham, and Scunthorpe. Oliver obtained a Law degree from University of Hertfordshire and during this time he found a keen love for local ales and brewery’s. He came back to Ireland and opened Hartey’s Brewery with his cousin Liam LaHart. This went bust after approximately three years but in the meantime Oliver had gone back to study law at Kings Inns. Oliver practiced as a criminal barrister from 1989 to 1999. In 1989 Oliver opened his first pub in Bray and in 1996 he opened his second pub in Temple Bar. In 2000 he opened Porterhouse Covent Garden, London, 2003 opened Porterhouse North, and 2004 purchased Judge Roy Beans - now Porterhouse Central and Lillie’s Bordello. In 2008 opened Port House South William Street, 2009 open Bar Pintxo, Temple Bar, 2010 open Port House Ibericos Dundrum, and 2010 Shanghai Expo for 6 months and in 2011 opened Porterhouse New York. New Projects include the Dingle Distillery. Throughout his businesses, Oliver currently employs 355 staff with a turnover of approximately €32 million.