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“The Deltic Group vision is to be seen as experts within the late night entertainment & bar sectors, acting as the anchor for night time economy in each town by delivering the highest levels of entertainment, standards and facilities. We aim to surpass expectations on each and every visit offering the best atmosphere in modern, exciting and safe surroundings and continue to be proactive, dynamic & professional as operators.”

Peter Marks

Peter Marks

Chief Executive Director

Peter began his nightclub career as a trainee manager for a private operator in Yorkshire and, by the age of 27, owned his own venue. He joined Whitegate Leisure (which later became Northern Leisure) in 1992, as a manager and worked his way up to a position on the main board. He subsequently held a number of senior roles within key sector companies including CEO of Brook Leisure Ltd, a substantial nightclub and bar operator in the north, CEO at Sports Café PLC and Deputy CEO at Georgica PLC.

With over 30 years’ experience in the sector, Peter was instrumental in rescuing Luminar Plc from administration in 2011 and rebuilding The Deltic Group, which is now Europe’s largest nightclub operator. Since its launch, The Deltic Group has delivered consistent growth and returns on investment and been recognised by the industry as the Publican Awards’ 2014 Best Late Night Operator and the ALMR’s Dusk Til Dawn Best Entertainment title holder. As part of its growth strategy, the company recently acquired Chicago Leisure and rebranded as The Deltic Group.

Contact: pmarks@delticgroup.co.uk

bob brannan

Bob Brannan


Bob Brannan is an experienced company Chairman and former Chief Executive and for the last 25 years has played a leading role in transforming the fortunes of various consumer goods and services companies. In addition to The Deltic Group, Bob is also currently Chairman of Vets Now (the UK’s leading out of hour’s veterinary business), Duncan & Todd (opticians) and Richard Irvin Group (engineering services). He is former group MD of Whyte & Mackay and of William Grant Distillers and was also Chairman of Ben Sherman.

Contact: bbrannan@delticgroup.co.uk

Russell Margerrison

Russell Margerrison

Group Finance Director

Russell has more than 30 years’ experience of multi-site leisure businesses. Prior to joining The Deltic Group, Russell held the position of Finance Director with Punch Taverns and oversaw the demerger of the business before joining the newly formed Spirit Group. Previously he was Finance Director and Managing Director at both Thomas Cook Trading Ltd and Rank Holidays.

Contact: rmargerrison@delticgroup.co.uk

Steve Cloran

Steve Cloran

Non-Executive Director

A serial entrepreneur, Steve has 28 years’ experience growing businesses on a global scale, with particular expertise in the Aviation sector. His specialities include design, manufacture and repair and overhaul, working with clients including Airbus, Boeing, Emirates and Virgin.  However, Steve is no stranger to the leisure sector and has been involved in the hotel industry as well as the relocation sector and property development. His many years of working with big brands on a worldwide platform mean he has an in-depth understanding of the power of delivering great customer service and experience.

Contact: scloran@delticgroup.co.uk

Paul Evans

Paul Evans

Non-Executive Director

After starting one of the largest international relocation firms in the country Trans Euro, now known as TEAM, back in his early 20s Paul then sold the company to Deutsche Bank at the beginning of last decade and purchased a number of businesses – Rentacrate, The Storage Depot and a group of six hotels as well as invested in numerous property developments. He re-entered the relocation industry in late 2005 with the purchase of Interdean, which he transformed into a highly profitable organisation before selling it to Danish public company EAC in 2011. Paul along with two other major investors purchased the publicly listed Luminar Group Holdings now The Deltic Group, from administrators Ernst & Young in the same year.

Contact: pevans@delticgroup.co.uk


Alan Fall

Non-Executive Director

Alan led the management buyout of Healthcare Logistics in 1997 and grew it to become the preferred pre-wholesaler of choice to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and animal health industry distributing around 40% by volume of products. After selling to a pan European Group Movianto in 2005, he has built a property portfolio developing student accommodation, office rental and flat developments.

Contact: afall@delticgroup.co.uk


Jason Thorndycraft

Director of Operations

Jason Thorndycraft was appointed The Deltic Group’s operations director on Monday 6th October 2014, bringing with him a wealth of experience within the sector, having started his career in venue management, before working his way through the ranks to become chief operations officer for Novus. He was a key member of the team that built Novus into one of the strongest companies of our type in the last five years.

Contact: jthorndycraft@delticgroup.co.uk

Tony Marshall

Tony Marshall


Tony joined the management team for Mecca Leisure after being a DJ for the company in the 60s. He was appointed Managing Director of Mecca Entertainments after a 20 year ‘apprenticeship’ and introduced the UK’s first high tech lighting rig. After the acquisition of Mecca by Rank in 1986, Tony held a number of director positions which included MD for Butlins Holidays and transformed it into one of the most successful holiday concepts in the UK.  He joined Luminar PLC in 1999 and after seven years joined Nexum Leisure before using his years of experience to become a consultant for private leisure operators.  However, he couldn’t resist saying “yes” to joining the management team of The Deltic Group.

Contact: tmarshall@delticgroup.co.uk


Tim Howard

Head of Marketing & Central Operations

Tim’s nightclub career began with Mecca Leisure in 1984 where he held a number of management positions before the company was acquired by Rank in 1990. During his time at Rank, Tim launched Leisure World in Hemel Hempstead, a large high street entertainment business, and introduced new bar concept Jumpin Jaks, which grew to 28 venues.  In 2000 Tim joined Luminar PLC and held various management positions including Head of Entertainment & Campaigns prior to joining The Deltic Group team.

Contact: thoward@delticgroup.co.uk


Philip Cooke

Head of Procurement

With a wealth of commercial experience (bought it, sold it, moved it), he joined The Deltic Group from Tragus Group Ltd where he was Head of Procurement for national brands such as Café Rouge, Bella Italia and Strada. Philip has a prestigious wine tasting qualification with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and in his spare time takes to the road on his motorbike.

Contact: pcooke@delticgroup.co.uk


Tony Gorbert

Regional Director - The Midlands

Tony joined Luminar PLC in 1995 as General Manager of Hull’s former Waterfront Hotel and Nightclub, which was owned at the time by Northern Leisure. He progressed and took on various management positions before being appointed Northern Regional Director in 2009. He now holds the role of the Midlands Regional Director as part of The Deltic Group.

Contact: tgorbert@delticgroup.co.uk


Martin Winter

Regional Director - East

Spells with Young’s Brewery, Mecca Leisure and Midsummer Leisure led to him joining Luminar PLC as a General Manager in 1991. He held several management positions before being appointed Head of Central Operations in 2010. The Deltic Group didn’t hesitate to capitalise on Martin’s expertise and knowledge by promoting him to Regional Director for the East & Scotland in 2012, and today Martin is Regional Director for the East.

Martin has clocked up numerous awards and qualifications over the years namely General Manager of the Year, two BEDA awards for Regional Nightclub of the Year and also graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a first class honours degree in Leadership and Management.

Contact: mwinter@delticgroup.co.uk


Ged Gorrie

Regional Director - South

Ged has been in the leisure industry for almost 30 years and has worked for five companies – Mecca, Rank, Northern Leisure, Luminar PLC and the new Luminar Group – without leaving any of them (due to many takeovers) Luminar’s Operations Director of the Year 2013, Ged has worked in nightclubs across the UK from Newcastle in the north east to Dunstable in the south east and secured his first General Manager position at the Millionaire Club in Manchester at the tender age of 24.  Having held several management positions, it was Ged’s in-depth knowledge of the South East that saw him promoted to Regional Director back in 2012. Ged is now Regional Director for the South.

Contact: ggorrie@delticgroup.co.uk


Russell Quelch

Regional Director- South West

Russell was appointed Regional Director for The Deltic Group in March 2015 having spent the previous 3 years changing the fortunes of Oceana Southampton from loss-making to one of the groups highest profit returning sites. In 2014 Russell was named The Luminar Group’s General Manager of the Year. Having held various roles within the group Russell has also worked for Inventive Leisure and Starwood Hotel’s.

Contact: rquelch@delticgroup.co.uk


Brett Collier

Regional Director- North & Scotland

Brett has been working in the leisure industry his entire career. He started as a cocktail bartender while studying and quickly moved through the ranks with Devere Hotels as a Food and Beverage Manager. Brett then travelled the country with Scottish & Newcastle firstly as a General Manager and then as an Area Manger. After 10 years he then moved onto Novus Leisure where he became Operations Manager for the Tiger Tiger brand. Brett joined The Deltic Group as Regional Director for the North & Scotland in March 2015.
Brett lives in Manchester is a single figure golfer and a session ticket holder at Manchester United.

Contact: bcollier@delticgroup.co.uk


Matthew Clark have worked with The Deltic Group for over 17 years building a strong relationship and partnership that has grown and evolved with the changing markets and challenging climates.

Find out more about the evolution of the Matthew Clark and Deltic Group relationship.

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Countrywide Waste Solutions

Countrywide Waste Solutions Ltd have worked closely with The Deltic Group over the past 12 years to reduce waste and increase recycling across the Deltic estate. This long standing relationship is based on a mutual trust achieved by clear results.

Find out how The Deltic Group worked with Countrywide Waste Solutions Ltd to reduce waste and increase recycling across the whole Deltic estate.

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Red Bull and the Deltic Group worked together to focus on a key trend of 2014, premiumisation. This collaborative approach was a great success and resulted in increased sales and a valuable and ongoing relationship with Red Bull.

Find out how Red Bull achieved great brand exposure through their association with the Deltic Group.

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The Deltic Group and Diageo partnered together to create the Smirnoff Big Night Out experience and Diageo continue to play a key part in the future of The Deltic Group.

Find out how Diageo and the Smirnoff brand benefit from the relationship and exposure associated with The Deltic Group.

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ECHO is the charity of The Deltic Group dedicated to helping sick children and young adults.

ECHO, which stands for, Entertainment Organised for Children’s Health, gives people like you the chance to make an immediate and dramatic difference to the lives of thousands of children across the country.

Making waves across the medical profession, the Echo Trust ensures the availability of cash for children’s charities which has never before been possible.

ECHO is unique in that it delivers money where it is most wanted. ECHO provides grants to childrens’ charities across the UK to provide essential medical equipment or similar.

Its credibility as an official registered charity by the Charity Commission for England and Wales (number 1096255) has given it the support it needs to maintain longevity.

Since its charity registration some 10 years ago the Echo Trust has raised and donated in excess of £2 million. Donations are raised from specially organised fundraising events, under the ‘Give a Kid a Quid’ banner, at nightclubs owned and operated by The Deltic Group Limited, who have outlets across the UK.

Over the years the Echo Trust has enjoyed the support of many celebrities who have all leant their names to the ‘Give a Kid a Quid’ fundraising campaign.  The Echo Trust would like to thank, DJ Charlie Sloth, Jamie Oliver, Ant and Dec, Sara Cox, Gordon Ramsay, Nell McAndrew, Daniel Bedingfield, Ricky Whittle and Kyran Bracken, who have all supported different fundraising drives.

With your support we can ensure ECHO thrives and brings hope into the lives of children across the country.

View Echo Trust website here

Bar & Beyond is the first of a new concept for the UK late-night bar market. Bar and Beyond offers a split level experience with delicious food served at the bar from 5pm and then after dark; ‘beyond’ is a high quality club experience with state of the art sound system and some of the best DJs around.

With a unique and modern interior Bar & Beyond has been designed so customers can have a great time from the moment they walk through the doors, whether its relaxing with a bite to eat or partying the night away. This venue provides exactly what today’s discerning customer demands, choice.


PRYZM offers an amazing combination of opulence, atmosphere and excitement with world class entertainment and premium service to provide the ultimate modern day clubbing experience.

This exclusive new club concept combines multiple rooms all with latest in Sound and Lighting technology, along with the ultimate in luxury VIP suites and bespoke bar experiences.

fiction nightclub

Fiction brings a touch of the surreal to your night offering out of this world entertainment with nights hosted by some of the UK’s finest DJs and world famous guests.

A truly immersive clubbing experience with modern design and top quality lighting and sound technology, Fiction allows you to leave reality at home and escape into the unexpected!

cameo nightclub

Cameo is the new breed of club that has it all. With music to suit every taste in multiple rooms featuring exquisite décor, state of the art sound and lighting systems, glamorous VIP booths and exclusive table service, to leave a lasting impression.

Ranging from large capacity arenas holding over 1000 clubbers, to intimate spaces and atmospheric bars, Cameo simply does have it all.


Escape to the multi-award winning Oceana and let us take you on a journey ‘around the world’.

Start your journey with a drink at First Port or a great meal in the Sydney Harbourside restaurant. Then make your way to the futuristic Tokyo Wakyama bar, or relax in the Aspen Ski Lodge. Dance your heart out in the Venetian Grand Ballroom, the New York Disco or why not experience the cool and bright interior of the Icehouse Reykjavik. Who knows where you’ll end up – the seductive Parisian Boudoir? First class private suites and boardroom facilities are also available for corporate clients.


Taking cool London clubbing to the rest of the country with thirty venues nationwide, Liquid guarantees an amazing atmosphere with music at the forefront of every night.

The UK’s leading nightclub brand combines state-of-the-art lighting, sound and laser technology with stunning 360-degree graphics and visuals to enhance the clubbing experience. Liquid’s contemporary and award-winning design coupled with the country’s top DJs and PAs help to attract clubbers back time and time again.


Providing one of a kind nights out and exclusive live events, Kuda offers quirky design and individual style that sets them apart from other venues. Hosting the incredible Big Night Out event, and a fantastic range of drinks and cocktails Kuda ensure an outstanding night out for sussed clienteles and students alike.


Chicago’s venues benefit from a long standing reputation as the place to go for the ultimate party experience. Offering a wide variety of entertainment and music from House and RnB to cheesy club classics that keep the dance floor full, there is something for everyone at Chicago’s.

Whether your celebrating a birthday or a Friday, you’re guaranteed a fantastic night out in a celebratory atmosphere.

Our unique establishments offer huge variety in style and entertainment designed specifically to cater for each of their niche markets.

Ranging from an 18th Century manor house offering luxury and opulence, to the ultimate live music venues and large capacity arenas holding the Big Night Out events, each provides something unforgettable for even the most discerning of clubbers.

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The Luminar Group Rebrands After Three Years of Consecutive Growth

After posting figures for the last financial year showing an 18% increase in profits and three years of consecutive growth, the Luminar Group has decided now is the perfect time for rebranding.

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  Following three years of consecutive growth, the UK’s largest clubs and bar operator, The Deltic Group has announced a sales increase of 15.5% in the 26 weeks to 29 August, with like for like sales up 7.5%. Peter Marks, chief executive of The Deltic Group comments: “There’s been plenty of speculation about the health […]

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Two Cambridge nightclubs will help youngsters at a children’s hospice find the right moves thanks to a £5,000 donation. A grant given on behalf of the two Deltic Group venues Ballare and Kuda, will fund a new tracking system for the sensory room at the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ (EACH) Milton hospice. This specialist tracking and […]

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Cambridge nightclubs Kuda and Ballare launched a safety initiative, ‘We Care’, designed to coincide with the return of students to the city. The initiative, believed to be the first of its kind in the region, has been launched to help clubbers keep safe on a night out in the city. The venues, on Sidney Street […]

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The UK’s largest bars and club operator, The Deltic Group has confirmed plans to invest £1.4milion in launching a new PRYZM club in Birmingham city centre. The former Gatecrasher site on Broad Street will be refurbished to develop a new multi-room venue, creating over 50 new jobs. Commenting on the announcement, which will be Deltic’s […]

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Smirnoff Big Night Out events are attended by over 440,000 visitors per year

Our dancefloors are filled with over 154,000 dancing feet every Saturday night

Our venues have a social media fan base of over 1.2 million people and growing

Over 6.9 million people walk through our doors every year

98,000 users of the UKCN branded mobile app for Android & IOS devices

777 performances from the biggest DJ’s, Artists & PA’s in the industry over the past 12 months


“Having joined the company whilst attending university, it has moulded me into the person I am today.”

“The creativity the company encourages and constantly striving to entertain and be better, means there are always new things to try and new goals to reach”


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