ALAN TOMKINS - Owner / Partner
Alan's first business venture, Lautrec's Wine Bar & Brasserie opened in Glasgow as far back as 1982, and since then he has expanded his interests to some of Glasgow's most notable establishments.
His current interests include; Urban Bar & Brasserie in St Vincent Place, Vroni's Wine Bar in West Nile Street, Ashton Lane's Vodka Wodka, Ollie’s in Pollokshields, The Western Club Restaurant in Royal Exchange Square, The Strathmore in Maryhill Road and Blue Dog, the late night music/piano bar in West George Street.
Former establishments, including Papingo Restaurant, Gamba Seafood Restaurant and the Southside's Urban Grill; all achieved AA Rosettes and Michelin Guide status as well as many Glasgow and National restaurant awards.
Alan is also a former Board Director (2005-2009) of the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB), and of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Tourism, Retail and Leisure Policy Group and the GCMB's Industry Leaders Group. He was one of the original founders and chairman (2001-2005) of the Glasgow Restaurateurs Association, an alliance of Glasgow's top restaurants and creator of the Glasgow Food Festival, GourmetGlasgow and a Board Director of The Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley Tourist Board (2001-2004). Alan currently is a Board Director of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow and also of Hospice Enterprises Ltd, the Hospice’s sister company of 16 charity shops throughout Glasgow.