Our Team

Sylvia Oates Six Till Six

Sylvia Oates

Sylvia has worked in the leisure and hospitality sector for 24 years and has a genuine passion for the sector. She believes passionately in the power of working in partnership with businesses, local authorities, police forces, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), voluntary organisations, health bodies and other partners.

She has worked with town and cities across the UK to write night time economy strategies, achieve Purple Flag status, review policies, set up Best Bar None schemes and deliver other projects that support a diverse, vibrant and safe leisure economy.


Barry Brown

Barry has been a police officer for 30 years, achieving the rank of Inspector, responsible for Neighbourhood Policing within Chester Local Policing Unit.

Barry has gained extensive experience during his time as a police officer, ranging from local initiatives, through to music festivals, and royal visits. He brings a wealth of knowledge, high working standards, and an approachable manner to Six Till Six.

His focus has been on building close working relationships with stakeholders within the night-time economy, tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, and engaging with the community to make them safer places.


Sue Allen

Sue has worked in the hospitality and brewery industry for over 30 years, gaining experience in pub management, HR, operations, marketing, brand management and training.

As Operations Director for Scotland for Punch Taverns, Sue led a team responsible for over 500 licensed outlets.  Most recently Sue has been Commercial Director for the British Institute of Innkeeping, which incorporated both Membership and the BII Awarding Body for licensed hospitality qualifications.

Since January 2020, she has been running her own training company providing coaching and training for Business Development Managers, Lessees and Tenants of both national and regional pub companies in the U.K.   


Catherine Macdonald

Cat has been working with the licensed trade, police, local authorities, stakeholders and voluntary groups for over 20 years.  For the last 11 years she has managed the Plymouth BBN scheme, is a scheme assessor, Personal Licence Trainer and is the Purple Flag Coordinator for the city. She has a wealth of experience in identifying and resolving problems and issues in the ENTE.

She is passionate about partnership working and has seen the benefits developing strong working relationships brings to delivering a safe, vibrant and successful Evening and Night time economy.


Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker brings a wealth of knowledge to the business having over 20 year’s experience of the Evening and Night Time Economy (ENTE) from her previous roles at the BII (British Institute of Innkeeping),  Best Bar None National Co-ordinator and Purple Flag Programme Manager.

Sarah is passionate about the ENTE and place management and believes that effective partnership working is key to making a real difference to the regeneration, revitalisation, diversification and perception of our towns and city centres nationally and internationally.

Sarah has worked with many towns and cities across the UK and most recently internationally in Auckland, New Zealand.


David Randall

David has worked in tourism and hospitality for over 20 years, setting up and leading local and international partnerships to promote destinations, develop the product offer, and improve skills and quality of the visitor experience.

His international experience includes creating global brand and communications strategies, a high degree of strategic planning, writing grant funding applications, and working with partnerships to create new projects based on mutual objectives.

David believes in working with partners to build projects ‘from the ground up’, making sure the needs of businesses are met by creating support and programmes that work for them.

Debbie Ogier

Debbie Ogier

Debbie is our administrator for Six Till Six and Best Bar None, the Home Office backed accreditation for pubs, bars and clubs.

With a strong background in customer service, Debbie brings over 10 years of understanding and skills with her. She has a wide range of experience from different industries and roles, including leisure and hospitality, development and communications.

Debbie is enthusiastic about night-time economy management and is eager to support businesses, local authorities, police forces and other partners in having a vibrant, safe and bustling night life.

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