West Coast Capital Acquires Minority Stake in Buzzworks Holdings

West Coast Capital, the investment arm of the Hunter family has acquired a minority stake in the
Scottish hospitality business, Buzzworks Holdings.

Commenting on the acquisition, Sir Tom Hunter noted;
“We are delighted to support the scaling up of Buzzworks and their ambitious target to double in
size by 2025. This is a fantastic business run by three highly entrepreneurial and talented brothers
and sister, Alison, Kenny and Colin supported by a phenomenal team – precisely why we are

Kenny Blair, MD for Buzzworks Holdings, said: “Our vision for Buzzworks has always been to not only
make people feel great through hospitality, but to bring world class hospitality to towns and suburbs
across Scotland. Through the hard work and dedication from our whole team, not only are we
achieving this, but firms such as West Coast Capital have seen the benefits of investing in a strong
and successful business such as ours.

“Having recently opened a new venue in Linlithgow and several more in the pipeline, this new
partnership means that Buzzworks can accelerate our growth plans further, doubling the business by
2025, whilst providing even more opportunities for us to bring both jobs and invest within the
communities we operate – a factor that is close to both Buzzworks and West Coast Capital.

“We are proud of what the business has achieved so far, with 14 venues across Scotland offering a
unique blend of food, drink, style and service. By having an equally ambitious partner alongside
Buzzworks, this alliance will provide us with further momentum to invest in people and premises in
the coming years to meet our target of being one of the best independent hospitality groups in the