Allied London and Living Ventures have announced that they are looking at ways in which a memorial to Tim Bacon might be established in Spinningfields.
In a joint statement, Michael Ingall CEO of Allied London and Jeremy Roberts CEO of Living Ventures said:
“Spinningfields is the home of several new ventures created by Tim and the Living Ventures team and was a source of inspiration and passion to him.
“The Oast House and the Courtyard were the subject of a particular conversation very shortly before Tim’s untimely death so we want to find a way to commemorate his passionate contribution to Manchester. We think he would appreciate something dedicated to his memory in Spinningfields.
“One possibility is to look at incorporating something special into the urban landscape in and around the Oast House Courtyard. We are working on a design brief which will seek innovative and appropriate ways to achieve this aim, which will be presented to Tim’s family in due course”.
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Tim died recently after a long battle with cancer, aged just 52. He came to Manchester in 1991 and changed the landscape of popular dining when he bought his first bar, J W Johnson’s, with a partner from receivers in 1993.
The business, Knutsford-based Living Ventures, now owns and operates more than 40 sites representing many of the best known hospitality brands on the high street and was ranked 9th in the Sunday Times’ Top 100 Best Places to Work.