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Hale-Based Entrepreneur Launches New Restaurant Following Funding from Santander

A successful local entrepreneur has brought a new dining experience to Hale with the opening of the Stockyard.

A successful local entrepreneur has brought a new dining experience to Hale with the opening of the Stockyard. This new craft beer bar and barbecue restaurant in his home town has been made possible following a significant funding deal from Santander Corporate & Commercial.

Dominic Clancy recently opened the Stockyard restaurant following the success of his first venture, Morley Cheeks, a renowned bar in Chorlton that was opened just over two years ago. The success of Morley Cheeks is behind the inspiration for the Stockyard’s America-theme bar and restaurant.

Originally from Hale, Dominic has been involved in bars most of his working life alongside his dad. Aiden, owner of Hale Leisure, is well known in Manchester for operating several high-profile and iconic Manchester bars such as Barca, Jabez Clegg and Dry Bar.

The funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial assisted Dominic in realising his dream of owning a restaurant in the heart of Hale. It has enabled a complete renovation of the site (previously known as Amba), creating an outlet that now has a 64-seat restaurant and a separate bar area. 

Dominic Clancy, Managing Director, Stockyard, said: “I am grateful to Santander Corporate & Commercial for allowing me to achieve a personal dream. After discussions with other banks I chose to work with Santander and Luke Rowbotham because of their belief in my expansion plans. The speed of service and Luke’s efficiency enabled me to move quickly and secure these premises in my home town.”

“There will be a lot of craft beers at Stockyard, as well as cocktails with a heavy Bourbon influence, steaks and lobster, all good quality but done at an affordable price. I firmly believe that the business will thrive off the back of its high-quality food and a great atmosphere.”

Luke Rowbotham, Relationship Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “I’m confident that the Stockyard will be a great local success story and we are delighted to provide funding to support a local entrepreneur and enable the growth of an exciting new business.”

The information contained in this press release is intended solely for journalists and should not be used by consumers to make financial decisions.

Notes to editors
For Stockyard media enquiries, please contact Dominic Clancy on 07891 288541

For Santander Corporate & Commercial media enquiries, please contact:

Bijal Tanna                020 7756 4189   Mobile: 07860 259 217
Jonathan Akerman    020 7756 4190   Mobile: 07850 640 770

The Santander Corporate & Commercial press office operates from 8.00am to 6.00pm. Outside of these hours please call 0800 5877708.

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