Testimonials 

Licensing work with a range of clients from a wide variety of sectors from Hackney and London. These case studies show the ways in which I have helped my clients succeed. 

"We engaged Andy to help us secure our premises licence for the bar and events space at The Silver Building. Without him, we simply wouldn't have got the positive outcome we ended up with. We were really up against it in terms of timings and Andy managed to turn things round extremely quickly. He was diligent, assiduous, and most importantly, extremely effective. Andy was able to put forward cogent arguments to decision makers to help them understand our position. There was a lot of opposition to our initial licence application. It was crucial we got a strong licence, not just for the tenants in the building but the wider local community. Andy played a key role in turning things around."

Joel Davies, Carlsberg Tetley Silver Building Project

2018 Newham Council License Hearing

"Absolutely delighted with the help given by Andy Newman Consultancy Ltd with our Licensing Application. Andy gave and continues to give extremely sound professional advice. He helped us overcome License Representations from Redbridge Licensing Authorities.  He then successfully represented us at a Redbridge Licensing Hearing overcoming objections from some residents who had another experienced Licensing Consultant to help them. This result has definitely helped my business.  Andy has great experience and great contacts. Pleasure to work with. Would highly recommend Andy Newman Consultancy Ltd to anyone who needs Licensing help and guidance."

Nihat Ricioglu, Owner of Mezze Ocakbaşı, December 2019

“I would thoroughly recommend Andy Newman for any licensing matters. He is vastly experienced and knowledgeable in regards to all licensing issues within London. He is friendly, professional and prepared to go the extra mile, he’s also extremely competitive price-wise. Over his number of years service within police, licensing and as a consultant he has built up a very useful list of contacts which can help aid any situation. He dealt with my licensing issues from initial consultation to application to hearing in a throughly professional and ultimately successful manner. Very happy to give him my stamp of approval.”

Tom Gibson, Director, Ruby’s Bar & Lounge

2019 Hackney Council Licensing Hearing

"Andy came in to advise and lead on our application for a Premises License with our local authority.  He was contracted with very little notice and worked tirelessly to ensure every detail had been thought-over and considered.  He worked closely with our team and communicated effectively throughout.  He even worked through the holiday period!  He attended the hearing as our representative, and was instrumental in ensuring our success on the night."
David Nye, Managing Partner, Todd in the Hole Festival

"Andy is an excellent licensing consultant. With years of experience as a licensing Sergeant and then Inspector in the Met Police he is perfectly placed to assist trade operators with their licensing needs. He is highly effective in liaising with the authorities and advising applicants in relation to their licence applications, duties and obligations."

Gary Grant, Barrister, Francis Taylor Building

Top ranked Barrister (Legal 500 and Chambers Guide).

September 2020

"Andy Newman was a highly respected and effective Police Licensing Inspector in the London Borough of Hackney. He now brings his experience and expertise into the private arena assisting licensed premises to maximise their commercial potential without unduly impacting on their communities. I have no doubt he will prove to be an asset to those who employ his services."

Gary Grant, Barrister

July 2017, Gary worked with Andy in different groups

"Andy was asked by me to support a client in a complex application in the worst circumstances. A new event on a new site with a new team and against a background of multiple objections form Police, Council and residents. In a highly compressed timeframe, he was able to persuade both Police and Council to withdraw objections and, despite some very strong remaining resident objections, fight a case that concluded with the granting of a license for the event.  It is fair to say that even the applicant thought the chances of success were slim and the granting of the license was as a direct result of extensive and in depth work completed during the Christmas and New Year period by Andy."

Eric Stuart QPM

"Andy was employed as my licensing Sergeant whilst I was performing the role of Borough Commander at Hackney. He worked hard to fully understand the role, the legislation that underpins the activity and developed strong partnership activity with both Licensees through 'Pub Watch’ and the council and as a result he was successful at negotiating and achieving good outcomes."
Alun Goode QPM, Ex Hackney Borough Commander

"After 10 years of trading the company momentum slowed from unexpected
market and industry changes. Andy Newman through his knowledge and expertise was able to provide great support and advice assisting us to identify the
key activities required to effectively support our frontline teams, creating the opportunity to improve service to our clients. To ensure continuous
improvement Andy is assisting us to develop tailor made training material
purposely designed to counter market influences. Andy is reliable and professional and a real pleasure to work with."
Dannery Taffe, Managing Director, Soular Ltd

"Andy helped us to streamline our compliance and his advice has been invaluable. We always strive to keep our crowd and customers safe but it's so important to keep the license safe as well, and having someone with such a wealth of

experience in this area gives huge peace of mind at a very reasonable cost. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services to licensed premises large or small, regulation and compliance is so important in our industry and an outside opinion can add real value."

Kerry Maisey, Ridley Road Market Bar

"I used Andy to negotiate complex license changes in the Hackney ‘Special Policy Area’ in 2 meetings with the Police + Licensing groups and he also attended our hearing at the Hackney Town Hall to offer his advice. He has a wealth of knowledge and is wonderful to deal with. I highly recommend his services and have talked with him since about new projects etc." 

Alex Brooks, Haunt London

"I have worked with Andy on numerous occasions. He has always been extremely professional and thorough. His licensing knowledge is faultless and his contacts in the police force and the council are priceless."

Andy Maddocks, Operations Director, Mothership Group

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