New Business Support | Hospitality Consulting Services

New Business Support

Consulting Services

Starting a new business can be one of the most exciting and rewarding things we do. Yet with almost 20% of new businesses failing within the first year and close to 50% not reaching their third birthday, getting it right at the start is critical to success.

If you are thinking about developing a new bar, restaurant or hotel, or re-launching an existing one, we can provide advice and support from early planning through to the opening day and beyond. From preparing feasibility studies and business plans, through to engaging and coordinating contractors, suppliers and employees, we can assist you every step of the way.

Our Yorkshire based consultants and associates have expertise across numerous disciplines including: facilities design and installation, interior design, menu development, recruitment and training, health and safety, procurement, marketing and finance.

Don’t be another statistic, let us help you get it right first time.

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Client Testimonials

“ …I found James to be very responsive and flexible in his approach to meeting our exact requirements. His knowledge of food safety and assessment criteria has proved most valuable…”

— Mark Wilson, Head of Products, The Test Factory

“ We commissioned Cena to implement a group Food Safety System...We were very impressed by Cena's "can do" attitude, pragmatic approach, and importantly their ‘after care service'”

— Richard Cooke, Group Business Development Manager, Options Group

“ A complex hotel audit was professionally executed...A truly professional outfit with hospitality and good practice at the heart of it all!”

— Peter Martin, General Manager, The Croft Hotel

“ We hired James to create some teaching material...and highly recommend him for his professionalism and industry knowledge. Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.”

— Anne-Marie McDermott, Lecturer, Coventry University College

“ Excellent understanding of the legal requirements within the catering industry...We would recommend cena to anyone needing HR support tailored to suit the needs of their business.”

— D. Spanier, Abbeydale Golf Club

“ James was able to assist my business across several areas, improving systems, operational activity, health and safety, HR issues and an overall support in pressured times. ”

— A. Mayland, Vittles

“ ...an enthusiastic training provider, adapting the courses to fit in with the needs of the business and giving full support to the trainees throughout. ”

— C. Wilson, Director, Lynx Services