Peach founder invests in Cat & Wickets

Lee Cash has invested in the business started by cricketers Harry Gurney and Stuart Broad.

Lee Cash, co-founder of Peach Pubs, has invested in The Cat & Wickets Pub Company, the on-trade business started by cricketers Harry Gurney and Stuart Broad.

After two years working as a consultant in the business, predominantly coaching Gurney in his role as MD, Cash has now acquired a stake in the business and is taking up an official non-executive role.

The news follows the sale of Peach Pubs to Revolution Bars Group, after the Rob Pitcher-led company acquired the 21-strong portfolio for £16.5m.

“Our vision is to have a group of five quality gastropubs in the Midlands, based on our successful model at The Tap & Run, Upper Broughton," says Gurney. "Having built a group of 21 gastropubs, Lee is acutely aware of what it takes and what the common pitfalls are when hospitality companies begin to grow.” 

The Tap & Run was destroyed by fire in June 2022. While the rebuild takes place, the team have been designing menus, working on interiors and using Cash's experience to create systems and processes to facilitate growth in a sustainable way.

“I am thrilled to officially be on board at The Cat & Wickets Pub Company," says Cash. "Harry has the kind of drive you don’t see everyday, added to the team he’s already got around him I’m sure we’ll build something great – and have a lot of fun doing it.”

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