THE REVOLUTION STORY
Our story started back in 1991, when two friends came together to open a small bar in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester. Fast-forward over 30 years and the Group has evolved into a portfolio of 69 venues, employing around 3,000 individuals across the UK, delivering wide range of premium and fun cocktails and drinks, lunchtime and evening food offerings and live entertainment.
The Support Team still hang out at the old Ashton bar, which has evolved into our main office, but the rest of the Group has spread out from Aberdeen to Brighton, and even venturing across the sea to Belfast.
"It’s great to work for a company that not only encourages your progression but helps you explore the skills you wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to."Eoin Smith Operational Support Supervisor
The first Revolution bar opened in 1996, with vodka at its heart, and in 2011 the Group ventured further afield to “Cuba”, creating the Revolución de Cuba brand which had focused on rum and Latin living. Both brands offer an excellent array of cocktails and food, with evening entertainment taking you into the early hours.
In 2000, the Group floated on the Alternative Investment Market, but was then taken private again in 2006. In 2015, the Group listed on the London Stock Exchange, and has since chased an ambitious growth plan, taking its portfolio of bars from 57 venues to 69.
"My revolution story began un-wrapping sweets to infuse and create our handcrafted in-house vodka; shot glass in-hand, and utterly devoted to quality assurance."Danielle James Pay, Reward & Operational Support Manager
We are continually investing in both the Revolution and Revolución de Cuba brands to ensure we continue to win our customers hearts and minds. Revitalising and refreshing the brand propositions are key, with the introduction of of unique experiences like Saturday X, and the new Revolution App are proving successful alongside refocusing on site refurbishments and exciting expansion plans.
Who knows where the future leads…
"We pride ourselves on our company values and that’s why I love working here, it’s fun, never dull, always challenging but greatly rewarding."Gemma Cassell Financial Reporting Manager