Member of the Week - Cru Holdings

Cru Holdings have been operating bars & restaurants in Inverness since 2007 and have a variety on offer in Inverness – Bar One, Scotch and Rye, Riva Ristorante Italiano & Dows Bar and Bistro. The award-winning agency, Inverness Travel was launched in 2014 and across the businesses they employ 81 staff! 

We spoke to Scott Murray, Managing Director for Cru Holdings whose role is primarily strategic. Scott said: “I explore opportunities for growing our portfolio, whether it be a new bar, or anything that compliments our already diverse portfolio.  I also act as a liaison between our board of directors are various marketing, PR, financial and other business advisors who’s services we employ”.

On being of the member of the week, Scott said “We have been around for a long time, but have historically kept ourselves to ourselves.  The way the business is growing, we felt it important that people can put a “face to a name” so to speak”.

Over the next 15 months, Cru Holdings plan to continue to grow and envision a further 3 licenced sites, where they will continue to bring continental style and concept dining to the residents and visitors of inverness.

Cru Holdings have seen an abundance of achievements over the years, Scott said: “I personally have been runner up as business leader of the year at the HBA, while some of our bars & bar staff have managed to acclaim some fantastic awards – some of them worldwide.  For our food, 2 of our restaurants coveted the highest ever scores (position 1 & 2) in the ICA restaurants revies. In travel, we won a Top 100 agents in the UK award last year, and this year have been shortlisted to the top 5.  We believe in being the absolute best at what we do, and believe that the recognition we have received reflects this”.

We asked Scott what values most about Chamber Membership: “The opportunity to meet and mingle with other small, local business owners”. His ‘top tip’ for maximising your Chamber membership would be: “Subscribe to the emails, and follow the social media feeds”.

Cru Holdings have some amazing pre-Christmas offers for office parties, groups of friends, families and lots more.  From a low-key and relaxed night at Scotch & Rye, to a delicious, cosy meal at Riva, to an exciting & lively party night at Dows. Perhaps a cocktail making class at Bar One? Whatever your particular taste, they have something to suit everyone. Check out their individual websites below for more information, and remember to login into your Chamber Member account for exclusive offers!

Visit the sites below for more info & offers:

Facebook: @invernesstravel   Web:
Facebook: @rivainverness      Web: 
Facebook: @Invernessbarone Web: 
Facebook: @scotchandrye      Web: 
Facebook: @dowsbistro          Web: