introducing

RUCKUS MAKERS

ANT CIAVARELLA

Founder & Managing Director

Ant started waiting tables in Sydney in 1993 at one of Australia’s best restaurants, Forty One, whilst completing his degree in robotics. He then upped sticks to London and worked at the original Soho House for a few years as a waiter and then a manager. There were a few misspent years in IT before being lured back to the hospitality world, starting Barmetrix in London in 2007 where his business grew in tandem with some of the best operators in town.

Now working with more than 100 venues on all aspects of operation: from stock control, mystery shopping, menu development, environmental footprints, bookkeeping, front of house and management training to building management talents and strengths.  Leads a team supporting small-sized hospitality operators, licensing products and know-how to the big ones!

AOIFE HALLIDAY

Chief Operating Officer

Aoife started working in a pub during art college in 2000 (after spending her student loan in a week and a half…) and moved back to London after some time in California, working bars to pay the rent made her realise that hospitality was her calling. She stopped applying for jobs in the media and focused on drinks and service.

Back when the Shoreditch and Brick lane scenes were taking off, she managed bars, people and drinks content during her tenure at the Big Chill, Cantaloupe and Camino group before being poached to head up operations, HR and training at Mothership as a director reporting to the board. Ant finally convinced her to join him as a partner in Barmetrix in 2018 which he credits as his best business decision to date.

John Meagher – Account Manager

Romas Azbainis – Account Manager

Holly Fahey – Mystery Shop Account Manager

Charlotte Keohane – Mystery Shop Account Manager

Madalina Cristian – Account Manager

Ben Thurston – Account Manager

Daniel Phipps – Senior Account Manager

Paul Van Heerdan – Senior Account Manager

Danilo Pereira Calderoni – Data Collector

MARGARET BARRIE 

Gallup Strengths Coach

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Margaret’s first great life adventure came during high school when she travelling to Eire for two exciting adolescent years. She then studied dietetics and her first work experience was in the large kitchen of a major general hospital. Marriage and family life intervened, during which Margaret studied and ran a private practice in dietetics.

After studying psychology in the USA, Margaret returned home to set up in private practice as a counselling psychologist. She then became an accredited Gallup Strengths coach here in the UK and Ruckus is thrilled to have her ‘whole-person’ approach to coaching available to clients.