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collaborative hospitality concepts

The Blank Canvas Collective are made up of creative industry experts from the world of design, marketing, events, food and beverage. With combined experience spanning over 50 years, the collective offer a complete consultancy service to clients wishing to invest in the hospitality sector. We recognise that the glamour of the hospitality industry is only sustainable with a solid operating infrastructure behind the business.


It is our mission to provide our clients with global trend leading concepts, expertly delivered from design to opening with the relevant operating metrics that maximise profitability.

our vision

Sustainable hospitality with more focus on the need of the guests, conceptual development and solid performance metrics. These three simple factors are aimed to deliver the highest possible business performance whilst creating a long term hospitality brand.

the collective


Thomas Aske


Thomas has spent over 20 years working within the hospitality industry. Prior to founding Blank Canvas Collective he co-founded cutting edge beverage consultancy Fluid Movement. During this tenure he developed and trained bar concepts for clients such as Etihad Airways, Marriott Hotels and P.F Changs.

Thomas also co-owns the multi award winning Black Rock whisky bar group. Black Rock is the current reigning best specialist bar in the UK having won the title for the last four consecutive years.

As an owner-operator of hotel and hospitality venues, Thomas has a passion for forward thinking concepts that meet business as well as consumer needs and is focused on developing the Blank Canvas overall business and ongoing management programs.

Simplicity is the key to brilliance

Bruce Lee

Step 1.


The analysis phase of any project is complex yet integral to the potential success of a business. Location, customer demographic and competition can, amongst other factors, effect the way in which you approach the development of a new concept.

Spending time to understand these nuances will allow for the creation of a brand that fits seamlessly into its chosen locality. Our team will spend the time understanding your potential market and creating a customer profile to which a concept can be matched.

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