As a former hospitality operator and hospitality broker, Gerard Hekkelaan often encountered people who asked him to help them start a new hospitality business or to help them get their existing hospitality company out of the doldrums. In addition, as a hospitality broker, he saw that entrepreneurs, and especially starters, received too little guidance, so that their chance of success was unnecessarily small.
All this led to Gerard setting up HorecaAdviesBureau.nl in 2011, together with friend Ger Henkelman. Ger had just sold his international wholesale business and had his hands free for a new challenge where he could leverage his business experience. By combining the professional and entrepreneurial knowledge of them both, HorecaAdviesBureau.nl quickly became a renowned, recognized and professional consultancy with national coverage.
HorecaAdviesBureau.nl continued to grow and at the beginning of 2020 it merged with it's colleague from Brabant "Dorstlessers", whereby the management was expanded with Marinus van Dorst, who has been regional director at Heineken, and Mark Boelens, who has various companies and participations, including Zwanenberg Advies (administration), Pay desk (payroll processing) and Your BI (Business Intelligence Tool).
All 16 affiliated partners in the country have more than sufficient all-round experience and professional knowledge and all have one or more specialisms.
The mutual cooperation between the partners is streamlined, so that the customer receives the best advice and guidance.
Horecaadviesbureau.nl not only strives to be the largest, nationally operating partner, but also the best. We are always looking for new developments and opportunities in the market that can bring our customers to a better return and a growing revenue. We do this with highly motivated and knowledgeable partners. Partners with a passion for their profession and that makes the difference!