Reopening & Rebuilding Of The Leisure & Hospitality Sector

First Choice Purchasing recently held an event discussing the “Reopening & Rebuilding Of The Leisure & Hospitality Sector” across Ireland over the next couple of months. We had some fantastic speakers whose information you can find below. They discussed interesting insights on the reopening of the country which you can find by listening back to the webinar.

To download our speakers slides click here: Reopening & Rebuilding Of The Leisure & Hospitality Sector Slides.

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Nicholas Brown – Bulmers Ireland

Reopening & Rebuilding Of The Leisure & Hospitality Sector

Nick Browne is with Bulmers Ireland for 4 years as Commercial Operations Director / Head of Wholesale.
Bulmers Ireland – One of the big 3 drinks manufacturers and suppliers in the Irish Market with brands such as Bulmers, Budweiser, Corona, San Miguel amongst others.
Previously 16 years managing Licenced Trade Wholesale business.

Nick will be discussing; Brexit and how it may affect your business. Expected challenges when reopening and what your customers can expect and what consumers will need to know about the drinks industry.

Sofie Rooney – Chimac

Reopening & Rebuilding Of The Leisure & Hospitality Sector

Inspired by Korea’s fried chicken obsession, Chimac is proud to bring a taste of Seoul to the heart of Dublin since 2019. Think crispy free-range chicken that’s irresistibly good and house made sauces so delicious you’ll question all life decisions so far. Chimac has pivoted from dine in to trading as a takeaway business throughout the pandemic whilst diversifying into retail with their homemade sauces and desserts.

Sofie will be discussing the best marketing techniques to market a city centre restaurant during a pandemic and how they plan to market themselves as they relaunch and reopen.

Brian Bowler – The Montenotte Hotel


Reopening & Rebuilding Of The Leisure & Hospitality Sector

Brian is a seasoned business and hotel manager, with over 20-years’ experience in the hospitality sector. Starting his trainee manager career with the Gleneagle Hotel Group in 1997, Brian has held senior management roles with prestigious hotel brands, such as The Brehon, Carton House as well as Choice Hotels Ireland and The Great Southern Hotel group. In early 2017, Brian joined the Montenotte Hotel in Cork.

The Montenotte Hotel, one of Ireland’s leading destination hotels, is firmly on the map as one of Ireland’s most recognised independent hotels. They have won many prestigious awards over the years. They are consistently named within the Top 4 hotels on Tripadvisor in Cork city and county.

Brian will be discussing the reopening plan of the Montenotte Hotel and will be briefly discussing retaining staff during this time.


David Reynolds – First Choice Purchasing

Reopening & Rebuilding Of The Leisure & Hospitality Sector

David is General Manager of First Choice Purchasing and leads the team in the day-to-day operations dealing with both our clients and suppliers. He also oversees the company’s expansion efforts into continuing to provide the best procurement service operation in Ireland.

David will be opening the event and discussing who First Choice Purchasing are and how we plan to help our clients over the next few months.


DATE: Thursday, 20th of May
TIME: 11:00am – 12:00pm

To register email:

The link to view the webinar will be emailed out the morning of the event.