But their road to success hasn’t been without challenge. Like many other businesses in our region, they’ve had to grapple with the nuances of today’s wider economic and political landscape.
Speaking of which, Michael says “we worked through the business plan, we worked through the financials but unfortunately there were some difficulties we had to encounter and overcome. Mainly the coronavirus pandemic and of course, more recently the cost of living crisis.”
Siân concurs, saying that “one of the biggest challenges we’ve faced here at Pine is definitely just getting the restaurant open during such an uncertain time.”
“We were watching the news constantly for updates, and it was very much to the second to find out whether we would be able to open, and how we managed to keep the staff at a time where they didn’t know if they had a job. It was really, really challenging.”
Michael and the team at Haines Watts were alongside Siân and Cal during these periods of uncertainty, offering a holistic service to support them throughout. “What we bring to the table is that level of accountability,” says Michael.
“We all commit to a plan and we deliver it. Siân and Cal have managed to face all of those challenges and