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Spark Leadership Ltd

Rupert Clevely

Hippo Inns

London, UK

Chairman

Hippo Inns

Rupert Clevely

Biography

Rupert Clevely founded the upmarket gastro pub chain Geronimo Inns in 1995 with his wife, Jo. Their first pub was the Chelsea Ram in South West London, where they offered locally-sourced and freshly-cooked food.

Geronimo now operates more than 30 pubs - mainly in London. The company was bought by Young & Co's Brewery in December 2010, and Rupert stepped down as Managing Director in 2013.

He is an angel investor in food, drink and lifestyle businesses and is passionate about championing the young and adding structure, yet allowing the creative spirit to thrive in small growing businesses.

Rupert Clevely’s Newsfeed

03 Oct 2018
Hippo Inns to open 12th London pub this November

Rupert Clevely comments: “The White Haus combines a passion for pubs and the thrill of the mountains. We’ve been incredibly lucky to have the support of the Ski Club of Great Britain."

05 Sep 2018
Ei : Managed Investments announces new venture with Urban Pubs & Bars

Urban Two will be Ei Managed Investments' 11th Managed Investments partner as the business continues to work with industry-leading managed house operators and benefit from their individual retail capabilities. Other expert partners include Rupert Clevely, with Hippo Inns... 

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Rupert Clevely’s Background

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Hippo Inns
Chairman
Oct 2015 - Present
London, UK
Hippo Inns are an eclectic group of community pubs across London that aim to be an extension of your living room.
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Mar 1995 - Jan 2013
Geronimo Inns are a chain of over 30 gastro pubs, predominantly London based, which offer locally-sourced and freshly-cooked food.
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Other Business Interests

Chairman
Jan 2015 - Present
London, UK
Popsicles made in Britain using natural ingredients and creators of the world’s first champagne ice popsicle.
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Pizza Pilgrims
Non-executive Chairman
Mar 2013 - Present
London, UK
Pizza Pilgrims is a chain of Pizzerias across London and Oxford which serve Neapolitan pizzas.
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Rupert Clevely’s Education

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Eastbourne College