Our Story

Moneypennys was formed in 2000 by Nick Barnes and Graeme Wood when they worked together as bar managers for the same company. From small beginnings, helping a friend take stock every month in a local pub, the business has grown to what it is today.

Moneypennys then went on to running bars for Lancashire County Cricket Club. A defining moment came when they were awarded the stocktaking and audit contract for Lord’s Cricket Ground in 2006, a contract that now celebrates ten years. With ongoing work for Center Parcs and Lord’s many other high profile clients came on board and the team expanded engaging with other professionals to work on the various projects we are proud to be associated with.


Meet the Team

We look forward to working with you

Nick Barnes

Nick has worked within the hospitality, retail & events industry for 30 years, focused primarily in front and back office systems – specialising in stock control.
He has supported many clients to improve commercial performance and operating efficiency – typically improving results by 2%.
He enjoys working at grass roots level, working out where stock is being wasted and also seeing the opportunities to boost incremental sales performance.

Graeme Wood

From his time at college to the present day, Graeme has spent all his life involved in the hospitality industry. He specialises in Business Planning, Event Management, Team Leadership and Training. Recent projects have included a major Development and Restructuring exercise which included a significant amount of change management and procurement responsibilities. He is an enthusiastic and energetic operational manager who sets himself very high standards.
Graeme has extensive knowledge of managing multi-site locations with high turnover. He brings a unique and dynamic skill set to Moneypennys and has overseen its growth from small beginnings to the present day.

Nigel Hallam

Commercial Management Consultant
Nigel is formally trained in Hospitality, with a varied commercial background in industrial catering, retail, licensing, entertainment and Common User Service contracts (ships, oil platforms & construction sites) of over 39 years. He has experience of both unit management and the senior management of multi site/multi discipline operations with significant turnovers.

Jo O’Neill

Project Management Consultant
Jo specialises in Learning & Development, working closely with Operators to ensure solutions are bespoke to their needs. Jo has developed and led projects aimed at delivering service excellence, gaining a National Training Award for Center Parcs. Jo has worked with many different teams to create standards of performance, both for new openings and upgrades, as well as supporting organisations to achieve Hospitality Assured and Investors in People.

Helen Holmes

Project Management Consultant
Helen holds a PRINCE2 Practitioner Project Management qualification, and has led many projects, including sourcing and upgrading back office and IT systems. Helen has carried out project work for some key clients, including Center Parcs and The Hurlingham Club. Helen has previously spent many years as a Buyer for both Center Parcs and Boots, where she gained considerable experience of purchasing products across a broad range of categories. She has extensive experience of product sourcing, tendering, negotiating and performance analysis, together with comprehensive product and supplier management skills.

Angela Janaway

Client Database Analyst
Angela has worked in data and financial analysis for many years, managing Retail and Food and Beverage stock control and EPOS systems. She has expertise in reporting and analysis, system selection, data migration, implementation and training, always achieving exemplary and timely project completion.

Audit Team

Moneypennys can mobilise a specialist Audit Team, often at short notice, to complete Stock Takes.

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