Finding the right premises

Securing the perfect location for your hospitality business

Finding, acquiring or leasing the right premises is likely to be a major part of establishing your restaurant, club or leisure concept. It will be both a significant part of your budget and time-consuming activity.

Through our partnership with Michael Kelion of Kelion Sworn you will be able to find the locations that best match your plans.

Michael is a true hospitality specialist and expert who has spent a lifetime sourcing premises and negotiating on behalf of clients in that sector. Whether you are looking for just one ideal property for your business or one hundred suitable locations for a chain, you will be able to access his intimate knowledge of the available properties and sites (often before they arrive on the open market) that would work for your business model.

He acted for Carluccio’s throughout their nationwide expansion alongside other multiples including Busaba Eathai, Gaucho, Granger & Co and Escape Hunt.

He currently advises restaurants and leisure operators including Glendola Leisure, Sam’s, Crepe Affaire, the former CEO of D&D restaurants as well as start-ups. He has excellent contacts across the leisure industry including landlords, agents, designers and private equity.

Our very best results invariably come from developing close client relationships, and taking ownership of your objectives.

Understanding your business

Getting to know your business and your objectives has always been central to the way both Michael and Wellers Hospitality Consultancy work. Our very best results invariably come from developing close client relationships, and closely identifying its objectives.

Michael will help you prepare your brief and ensure that correct criteria are applied to the search for premises, including size and passing trade or destination. Other considerations include local demographics and wealth measures, city centre or more peripheral locations.

Based on this brief, Michael will liaise with both independent and national landlords and their property agents as well as property developers to source bespoke property solutions for you quickly and efficiently.

Negotiating on your behalf

Michael will negotiate the best available terms, including incentives such as rent-free periods, capital contributions towards fitting-out costs or even loans from the landlord to get your business established. He will also address lease renewals and rent reviews for existing properties.

Comprehensive support

Michael can recommend other property professionals, including building surveyors, rating specialists, licensing solicitors and valuers.

Speak to Michael to talk through your requirements and get your property search underway.

Please call Michael on 07973 116649 or email

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Your enquiry will be passed to one of our legal team who will contact you to discuss the matter.

Always a pleasure to work with and has a wealth of knowledge.

I have worked with Michael for many years and think of him as “Mr Restaurant Property” in London. Michael has helped me to find and secure the sites for Sam’s Riverside in Hammersmith and Sam’s Larder in Chiswick. Michael is always a pleasure to work with and has a wealth of knowledge.

Sam Harrison Sam's Riverside and Sam's Larder

Michael became an integral part of our property team...

Michael was responsible for the acquisition of some 100 UK units, first in London, The South East and later Nationwide. His firm provided general property advice and rent review negotiation during the period. Although out-sourced, Michael became an integral part of our property team working with our property director and professional team on a day to day basis.

Simon Kossoff (Former CEO of Carluccio's)

I have no hesitation in recommending him...

My previous restaurant company "My Kinda Town" were clients of Michael for many years and I proposed he act for Carluccio’s as well as continuing for my other restaurant businesses. 

Michael and his colleagues were very well regarded by the Carluccio's property team for their acquisitions and professional work during its national roll out programme and I have no hesitation in recommending him for his expertise and industry contacts.

Stephen Gee (Former Chairman & Founder of Carluccio's)