A swift refocus ensures stars continue to shine
Complete Licensing has been playing a crucial role in making sure that a not-so-small slice of British culture continues to thrive.
Since the 1960s The Scotch of St James has been a legendary gathering place for music legends and celebrities from across the entertainment industry. Half-hidden at the end of an alley off Duke Street in London’s Mayfair district, The Scotch has long been a place where the great and the good can gather – alongside not so famous clients – for a drink, a dance, for anything that a busy, super-chic nightclub and bar might offer.
The Scotch has long been a place where the great and the good can gather – alongside not so famous clients – for a drink, a dance, for anything that a busy, super-chic nightclub and bar might offer.
This was where Jimi Hendrix first performed in the UK, where Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder met for the first time, where the Sixties and Seventies super-groups spent their leisure hours. It’s also been a magnet for well-known style, cinema and TV icons too, drawing names as diverse as Kate Moss, Harry Stiles, Scarlett Johansson and, er, Alan Titchmarsh.
The Scotch closed in the 1980s but reopened a few years ago and once more drew a busy and loyal following. But confusion over licensing led to the club recently calling on the services of Complete Licensing. Our experts took an overview of issues around incident reporting and other compliance matters. A few tweaks were needed, a proper system of reporting and following up incidents was put in place, an overall ongoing compliance check was carried out and that was all that was required.
Obviously, the restrictions in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic means the club is only operating as a bar. But with licensing matters back on track, The Scotch can go back to enhancing its reputation as the stars’ not very secret venue of choice.