Meet The Team

Six Till Six are leisure, hospitality and cultural sector specialists. We are passionate about partnership working, and believe that fostering these relationships between licensed premises, business improvement districts, local authorities, police forces and all other important stakeholders in a town or city is crucial to a successful, enjoyable and sustainable destination offer.

We help to create safer, more vibrant and attractive places to enjoy food, drink and leisure time by supporting towns and cities to develop tailored projects and policies to support their wider leisure economy.

We are proud of our positive reputation in the industry, built through our friendly, personable and professional approach, coupled with the benefit of our extensive first-hand experience of the leisure and hospitality industry and our keen interest in successful partnership working.

Leadership Team

Sylvia Oates

Managing Director

Sylvia Oates

Sylvia has worked in the leisure and hospitality sector for 24 years and has a genuine passion for the sector. 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.

David Randall

Strategy and Policy


David has worked in tourism, culture 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 strategy and policy experience supports delivery across the range of projects Six Till Six works on. 

Iwona Kossek

Senior Partnerships Manager


Iwona has been working in the hospitality, leisure and Night Time Economy sector for over 19 years. She has extensive experience in the hospitality sector including Business Crime Reduction, Purple Flag assessments, managing venues and more recently, working in area management for the Stonegate Group. 

Sector Lead Consultants

Elizabeth Murphy

Night Time Economy


Elizabeth is a passionate and highly experienced Place Management professional, with a speciality for Evening and Night Time Economy, offering advice, support and mentoring to place managers and place service providers

Jayne West FRSA

Culture and Skills


Jayne West FRSA is a consultant and practitioner with over 30 years expereince working across multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder projects in the arts, creative, cultural, and TCLF sectors (textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear).

Tina Smith

Arts and Culture


Tina has worked in the arts sector for almost 25 years. including 15 years at Arts Council England and secondment to National Office where she served as a senior officer to take forward the creative economy strategy with DCMS. 

Project Management and Administration

Debbie Ogier

Projects Manager


Debbie is our Projects Manager for Six Till Six and supports the delivery of Best Bar None, the Home Office backed accreditation for pubs, bars and clubs. She has a wide range of experience from different industries and roles, including leisure and hospitality.

Isaac Heatlie

Senior Projects Officer


Isaac has worked in the hospitality industry since 2014 and has a keen interest in this sector. A Politics and Economics graduate from Aston University,  he supports project development and delivery across the range of projects Six Till Six works on for our clients. 

Helen Dawes

Administrative Assistant


Helen is the Administrative Assistant for Six Till Six, helping to deliver the Best Bar None accreditation scheme, and providing high quality support across our range of clients, colleagues and partners. Helen also deals with financial monitoring for the business.

Mattie Close

Projects Support Officer

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Mattie is an Economics and Management student at Aston University working at Six Till Six as a Project Support Officer. He has a background working multiple roles from waiter at Royal Ascot and Henley Regatta to barman at Legoland. His experiences while working in the industry have highlighted to him the importance of staff and customer wellbeing.

Traci Obeng

Projects Support Officer

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Traci is one of the Project Support Officers for Six Till Six and an undergraduate at Aston University. She is passionate about hospitality, having worked in the industry as a food and beverage assistant for Arc Restaurants as well as in events planning. 

Associate Consultants

Cat MacDonald​

Night Time Economy


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.

Barry Brown

Safety and Crime


A police officer for 30 years, Barry achieved the rank of Inspector. 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.

Sarah Walker

Women's Night Safety


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.

David Lucas


David Lucas

David is a leading gambling, alcohol and entertainment licensing solicitor and a Director of the Institute of Licensing and Chairman of the East Midlands Region. He is also a member of the national Board of Best Bar None, Committee of National Pubwatch and the regional council of the BII.

Dave Oates

Data and Performance


Dave is our data and performance specialist. He has over 17 years’ experience of police and local authority data, working with authorities and forces across the country. His range of technical expertise includes advanced Excel, SQL, SQL Server Reporting Studio (SSRS) and Power BI.

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