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Tel: 07771 540066
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Licensing & Planning Consultant

Over 99% success rate for new licensing and planning applications

Hello – My name is Richard Baker. For over 20 years I have operated as a licensing specialist working closely with the retail sector under initially the old 1964 Licensing Act and more recently the Licensing Act 2003, which came into force in November 2005.

I would be delighted to assist with the following licensing work enquiries:

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I am here to help you obtain and maintain your Personal and Premises licence and you will find
that my pricing is highly competitive.

  • Licensing advice for: Forecourts,
  • Convenience Stores,
  • Pubs/Clubs,
  • University Campuses,
  • Open Farms,
  • Hotels & Restaurants
  • &
  • Takeaways

Richard Baker

richard baker

Licensing Consultant with over 20 years' experience ... more

Premises Licensing

off licence applications

Off-Licences, Pubs and clubs, Garage Forecourts ... more

Personal Licensing

personal licence

Help with the entire procedure from start to finish ... more

Planning Services

planning service

Advertising, change of use, full planning, changes ... more

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Licensing Services

A full range of licensing services are available, including providing nationally accredited APLH training courses (required for personal licence applications).

The company can assist with premises licence variations to increase alcohol trading hours, remove onerous licensing conditions and amend retail plans (store enlargements etc.). The company also prepare minor variations. Please phone for details.

We can also provide guidance and practical help with premise licences that are likely to be reviewed by the local authority licensing department.

Why Sell Alcohol?

Competition is fierce throughout all areas of the retail sector especially with those that sell/provide alcohol as part of their offer. The customer is king and business must do all they can to ensure their offering meets and exceeds the needs and expectations of their customers.

Most operators now agree that to limit the range of goods sold in an outlet (such as the traditional CTN) will in time lead to a decline in business opportunities as specialist shops become more and more outdated replaced with stores providing a greater emphasis on convenience and top up shopping.

Therefore, for many in that position, there is now a realisation they must offer more to survive. A good alcohol range combined with grocery lines will, for many, offer their business some considerable relief.

Customer expectation when entering smaller stores is no different to their expectations of the largest grocery operators. The Public in the main expect all shops to offer all product categories including alcohol so they can complete their purchases under one roof at one visit.

Please call us for details.

Commercial Planning Advice

RB Retail & Licensing Services Limited can also assist with your commercial planning application. A full quotation is provided which would normally include a site survey/meeting following detailed telephone conversations outlining the requirements of the client and any potential salient points that would need addressing.

Planning Application Services Include:

  • Advertising Consent
  • Lawful Consent
  • New Planning Applications
  • Variation of a Planning Condition
  • Change of Use etc.

“Mr. Baker helped us with an issue that occurred with our off-licence review. He has enlightened our eyes into how to run an off–licence store.”

- H. Abadi, Convenience Store, Brighton

“A lot of my family and friends have used Mr. Baker in the past and he was highly recommended. I felt that fact was important to me when making my decision who to use.”

- Mr. K. Kapoor – West London

“RB Retail & Licensing Services provided a complete licensing service all under one roof. It was very convenient. It left me time to concentrate on running my business.”

- Mr. T. Sritharan – South West London

“I had one to one attention, I didn't feel I was just a number, I felt the Company really cared about my business.”

- Mr. S. Patel – East London

“RB Retail provided us with a professional, friendly and cost-effective service. We will use RB Retail again for future licensing applications”

- Mr. A. Salvidge – East Sussex


Please call Richard Baker with any questions you may have.

07771 540066 or email us HERE

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