Cassie CV


MBA DeMontfort University 2007

Physics Bsc (Hons) Manchester University 1997


As an entrepreneur and business owner I have owned four discreet business as a Director of two different Limited Companies. My role in both Companies as Managing Director included all strategic management. Each business has been setup and built from scratch.

Responsibilities include - Finding premises location and purchase, renovations, concept design, brand design and communication, planning permissions, licenses, legislation compliance. Business planning, raising finance, recruitment, day to day management, shareholder management, marketing, pricing structures, partnerships, promotion, financial management, customer management and service.


·    Lightningroute Limited – Managing Director 2010 - date

·      The Exchange Bar 2010 - date

Cultural Quarter, Leicester.

Bar open 7 days per week serving coffees, drinks, sandwiches, pizzas, cocktails, ales & wines. Known for friendly community feel whilst also welcoming to visitors to Cultural Quarter and Leicester tourists.


Best Afternoon Tea (Shortlisted), Leicester & Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2016

Contribution to the Community (Finalist), Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2016

CAMRA Pub of the Month, Jan 2016

Tourism Pub Highly Commended, Visit England Awards 2015

Best Pub, Leicester & Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2015

Contribution to the Community (Finalist), Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2015

Best Coffee in Leicester, Grazia Magazine 2014

Best New Venue, Leicester Comedy Festival 2011


·      Cassbar Limited – Managing Director 1999 – 2010

·      Entropy Bar 2000 - 2010

Westend, Leicester


Midlands Restaurant of the Year, Which Good Food Guide 2010

Top 10 Value Lunches, The Times 2009

Best Breakfast, Observer Food Monthly 2009

Best Breakfast, Observer Food Monthly 2008

Wish it was our local, Olive Magazine 2007

Best Pub, Leicester & Leicestershire Tourism awards 2004


·      Entropy Restaurant 2004 - 2007

City Centre, Leicester

Fine dining restaurant & bar


Best Newcomer, Which Good Food Guide 2007

2AA Rosette, AA Restaurant Guide 2006

6, Which Good Food Guide 2007

6, Which Good Food Guide 2006

Top 10 Summer Restaurants, The Times 2007

Tope 10 French Restaurants, The Times 2007


·      Entropy Events 2006 - 2010

Nationwide events & wedding service


Voluntary Roles

·      Chair Governors - Linden Primary School 2012 – 2015

·      Governors Wreake Valley Academy 2017 to date

·      Chair – Cultural Quarter Business Association 2010 – 2015

·      Director – Cultural Quarter (Leicester) Community Interest Company 2015 – Date

·      Festival Director Bring The Paint 2016


Shortlisted – Best Festival Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2017


Other Board Membership

·      Leicester City Centre Executive Board

·      Leicester City Centre Strategic Board

·      Leister City Leisure Forum

·      Cultural Partnership Board

·      Leicester City of Cultural 2017 Bid team (Business Engagement)