Nightcap, the cocktail bar group which owns the Cocktail Club, Adventure Bar Group and Barrio Familia, has announced the launch of a dedicated bar academy.

The Camden Market-based academy will be headed up by the group’s creative director JJ Goodman and will act as a training centre for new and existing team members as Nightcap continues its nationwide expansion.

"In Nightcap we have a team of people who are exceptional at the things that they are good at. They shine and are allowed to shine,” said Sarah Willingham, chief executive at Nightcap.

"That's why we've started our Nightcap Bar Academy, to capture the brilliance and share the magic with anyone who joins our team.

“Working with the best of the best, you'll learn skills for life and have a lot of fun doing so! I've stood and watched the teams grow in confidence, build friendships and learn to produce some perfect cocktails.”

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The group’s hope is that the bar academy will improve recruitment and retention of staff.

The news comes alongside the announcement of the group’s latest new openings, a new site in Bristol for its Tonight Josephine brand and a Cocktail Club site in Birmingham, set to open in September which will be the brand’s biggest venue to date.