Meet the Team


The Loungers senior management team combine significant sector experience with long tenure within the Company. Two of the three founders remain engaged and active in the business and the whole team have a proven track record of delivering industry-leading sales and profit growth alongside opening in excess of 20 sites per year.

Alex Reilley, Co-founder & Executive Chairman

Appointed Executive Chairman in December 2016.

Previously Executive Vice Chairman (2015) and CEO.

Nick Collins, CEO

Joined Loungers in January 2012 as FD.

Appointed CEO in January 2015 after 1 year as COO.

Previously worked as FD of AIM-listed Capital Pub Company plc and MD of Fuzzy’s Grub.

Gregor Grant, CFO

Joined Loungers in August 2018.

Previously worked at Novus Leisure, Fuddruckers Inc, Eldridge Pope, Morrells of Oxford and Southern Dental.

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte.

Jake Bishop, Co-Founder and Commercial Director

Jake Bishop,
Co-Founder & Commercial Director

Co-founded Loungers in 2002.

Justin Carter, Lounge MD

Justin Carter,
Lounge MD

Appointed MD of Lounge in August 2017.

Joined Loungers as COO in January 2015.

Previously Ops Director at Fuller, Smith & Turner.

Founded Elbow Room.

Amber Wood, Cosy Club MD

Joined Loungers in August 2015.

Previously spent nine years at Novus Leisure.

Rob Walls, Property Director

Joined Loungers in January 2019.

Previously Head of Property at Halford’s and managed acquisitions for Pets at Home, Home Retail Group and Brantano.