New plans for Birmingham’s Nightingale

GB Holdings, owner of Birmingham’s famous Nightingale Club has beefed up its team with the appointment of operations manager David Nash.

David Nash has been appointed to the new role with responsibility for all the group’s bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

David Nash

David Nash

Nash, aged 41, who previously managed the ground-breaking TinTins club as well as working Entertainment Studio One, will oversee the day-to-day operations for The Nightingale, The Village, The Loft Lounge and The Penthouse, all based in the city’s vibrant Southside.

All four businesses are owned by GB Holdings Group, which together with its business training arm GB Training has an annual turnover in excess of £5 million.

The company, based in Bromsgrove Street, Southside, Birmingham, rescued the Nightingale when it went into administration at the end of last year.

Owner Lawrence Barton has pledged to invest more than £1 million into the popular gay city club which dates back more than 40 years and has attracted stars such as Graham Norton, Alan Carr and Sir Ian McKellen.

“Appointing David, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality and entertainment business, is part of the group’s ongoing investment in the Nightingale and our other bars,” he said.

“I want to see the Nightingale once again become one of the biggest gay super clubs in the country, which is not only good for the LGBT community but also great news for Southside and Birmingham’s economy.”

Nash said: “We are regularly attracting crowds of up around 2,000 into the club and I am delighted to be part of the team helping make that happen. As a whole the group has a great and varied offer at its four venues and we want that to go from strength to strength.”