Coaching and Community.

Helping You to Grow, Run and Sell

Your Hospitality Business.

What is The GSE Hub?



The GSE HUB combines coaching and community support with a range of tools and resources to guide you through every stage of your hospitality journey. 




The Hub is designed to give hospitality business owners access to cost effective coaching and support from the GSE team, peers and industry professionals. 




If you think that you and your business would benefit from some support and guidance then The GSE Hub could be just for you. 




We have combined our knowledge, experience, contacts and resources gained from over 25 years of operating multiple venues within  the hospitality industry to provide owners with a support system that we feel would have benefitted us.


Inside The GSE Hub

A library of tools, templates and resources to save you time. 


Download  and use these tools to help run your business more efficiently and monitor the key numbers.

We will show you how to work out the current  value of your business.


We will help you to increase the value and build a business that you can sell at any time

Monthly webinars and Q&A sessions covering all aspects

relating to Growth, Strategy and Exit Planning.

We team up with industry experts to help give you the competitive edge.


This includes subjects such as Finance, Legal, Insurance, HR and Technology.

Leading Marketing Techniques which will help you to out market

your competitors and win new business. 


A dedicated Facebook Group set up solely for GSE Hub members.


This group is designed to access support from Paul, Rob, Gill,other GSE team members and fellow Hub members.

Unlimited email support from the GSE Team.


Access to email us directly should you have questions or suggestions

that you do not wish to share within the group format 


As and when the time is right for you to sell we have all that you need to Plan, Prepare and execute the sale of your business.


Whether you sell privately or though a broker this section of the membership will save you time and money. 


The GSE Hub Members Area


The member's area is an online platform where you will find all of the tools, resources and training materials included in your membership.


The content in the membership area is constantly growing and is updated based on your feedback, needs and requests.


We cover subjects relating to every stage of your hospitality journey.

 Members Private Facebook Group


The GSE Hub members Facebook Group is a community of like minded hospitality professionals sharing ideas and best practices.


The group is designed to be a supportive and positive environment where you can ask questions and share thoughts with your peers.


The group is also where you can gain access to updates about The Hub as well as coaching and support from Paul and Rob.

Meet Paul and Rob

Paul Leach

Hospitality Consultant 

Licensed Broker in NSW and QLD

Hello, I am Paul Leach


I work with busy cafe owners to help them to grow, run and sell their businesses'


I grew up in the food business, my parents owned two very successful restaurants and I remember working (or a least thinking I was) in them from a very early age. All through school I knew I wanted to go in to the hospitality industry and the day that I started at College could not come quick enough.

In 1993 I opened my first Cafe called “Hogarth’s” and that is really where it all began. 


Since then I have built up and sold nine food businesses and loved every minute (well most of it) and learnt a lot about how the sale process works.


When running and selling my businesses I always felt that there had to be a better way to get support throughout the journey and that is where this business and The GSE HUB come from. 


I am now using the experience I gained in starting, running and selling all those businesses to help people like yourself to do the same. It works well for me as I am still involved in the industry and it helps my clients by them avoiding some of the mistakes that I made when selling my first couple of cafes – Win Win!


I would love the opportunity to show you more about how this approach can help you to grow, run or sell your business.

Rob Illsley

Hospitality Consultant 

Licensed Broker in NSW and ACT

Hi, I am Robert Illsley


I have been involved with the hospitality for all of my career. 

I spent the early part of my career working in luxury Hotel’s and Restaurants in the UK and I went on to work for one of the UK’s longest established wine merchants where I worked for 5 years. 


I moved to Australia with my family in 2007 and spent 6 years working for a hospitality equipment company and in 2014 I opened my own café Jardine’s which I owned and ran until we sold in early 2017.



I met Paul when I was selling my café and I realised straight away that I shared his passion for helping people to run and sell their businesses. I am now a licensed broker in NSW and the ACT and run our Canberra office.



I am passionate about the hospitality industry and I believe that with the right help everyone can have a business that is profitable, fun and successful. This is why I am so excited to be involved with The GSE Hub which is designed to help people at all stages of their journey as a hospitality business owner.


The GSE Hub will Help You in the Following Ways

  • Gain Full Control of your Business

    Knowledge is power, we will help you to analyse your business and identify obstacles that might be holding back your growth and development. 



  • HR and Employee Advice

    Get support and advice

    on employee issues including recruitment, engagement and management.








  • Become More Financially Aware

    Profit isn't a dirty word, we will help you to maximise profits and build a lifestyle that suits you. 


    We aim to help you to build a business you can sell at any time you choose and, for full market value




  • Professional Development

    The GSE Hub is a place designed to help you improve and grow as a business owner, leader and entrepreneur. 


    We give you access to industry professionals as well as others such as bookkeepers, accountants and solicitors.

  • Stronger Together



    When you join The GSE Hub you become part of a community of like minded business owners all committed to helping each other and making our industry better. 







  • Commercial Opportunities


    Our partnership with industry professionals, suppliers and service providers means that we can bring special offers and deals from third parties designed to help save you time and money.







This Membership Will Suit You if...

  • You Would Like Access To Support and Cost Effective Coaching.


    If you know that you and your business would benefit from some support then our low cost monthly membership could be for you. 


    Rather than paying high 1:1 or group coaching fees this membership gives you access to tools, support and coaching at an affordable level. 











  • You Would Like to Be Part of a Positive, Support Based Community.

    In addition to having access to myself, our team, our network of industry professionals and suppliers you will also be  part of the Private GSE Hub Facebook Group.


    This group is designed to be a positive and supportive community that takes our other Facebook Groups to the next level.


    This is a place for direct support both from myself personally and member to member.




  • You Are Open to Advice, and Coaching. You Are Willing to Share Information With Others.

    If you are open to feedback and advice then we can coach you through the areas within your business that will make the biggest difference. The faster you work the more impact we can help you to make.


    The membership is designed to help you in all areas of your business. We would love you to share your wins and losses with others to support others.





Your Monthly Investment

Full 30-day Money Back Guarantee - No Contact and No Minimum Term

Founder Member Offer



inc GST

per month

  • Offer Valid Until July 31st 2020

  • Discounted Monthly fee for foundation members

  • No prices rises ever for active foundation members​

  • Be involved in helping to build and refine this membership.

  • Full Access to Support and Coaching

  • Immediate Access to The GSE Hub Member Site​

  • Access to the GSE Hub Members Facebook Group​

  • Access to Members Q&A Sessions

  • Access to Monthly Training Webinars

  • Access to Exclusive Industry Partner Offers​

  • Support and advice on Employment issues

Standard Monthly Membership


inc GST

per month

  • Full Access to Support and Coaching

  • Immediate Access to The GSE Hub Member Site​

  • Access to the GSE Hub Members Facebook Group​

  • Access to Members Q&A Sessions

  • Access to Monthly Training Webinars

  • Access to Exclusive Industry Partner Offers​

  • Support and advice on Employment issues


What others have been saying

Paul from GSE is dedicated and relationship focused with on point reporting system putting this company in the ahead of its competitors and business consultants. I am pleased with the service and recommend it highly.

Rison Amin

Love working with Paul and the GSE team as our business coach. We have transformed the business under his coaching. Highly recommend his services.

Jesse Gardiner

In all the noise and confusion that is running a small business, Paul is a calm and knowledgeable voice of reason.

Liz Whitehall

I was beyond impressed with Paul. From the moment we met (he came to us), I knew he was going to do everything in his power to help us.


He knows the process like no other, and has a professionalism unsurpassed in the industry. Also, his unique financial modelling allowed us to easily pull all the relevant information together which buyers are looking for. The marketing he and his team put together for us was very impressive, it almost made us consider not selling, he made it sound that appealing :-)


His new system of billing and working is awesome, and it makes it so much easier for small businesses like ours to engage real experts like Paul.

Nick Stenmark

Worked with GSE business consultants to promote our new restaurant/bar. We found Paul to be very professional & experienced in this area. Since working with GSE we have had a big increase in trade

Harry Dodson

My experience with GSE was reassuring, that businesses can still have a caring approach. My dealings were with Paul Leach, of who i can not speak highly enough. He made a lot of sense and he listened. I wish I did not find that so rare these days. 

Stephen Conry

Thanks to Paul for his insightful, logical and realistic help. Over the course of a few conversations, he was able to help me out with some very simple, yet incredibly intelligent and concise ideas as to how to go about preparing my business for sale. His customer concern was very genuine, something I didn’t find through meeting with other brokers who just treated me like another number. Can’t recommend highly enough.

James Russell

I have tried few brokers from Canberra and rob was the best he gave it 110% at all times he genuinely cares about you and the business to get the sales across the line not like other brokers in Canberra he never gives up and gets results. ..... sold sold sold :D :D :D :D :D thanks rob

Hakan Demir

Great brokerage service. Extremely effective and professional. Rob guided us through every step of the sales process - spending many hours working with us to ensure a successful result. Very reliable and personable. Highly recommend.

James Archibald

Can not thank enough specially Rob Illsley. He has been a great advise and has been in touch throughout the process. I almost gave up but he did not and made sure deal went through

Karan Talwar

Honest, realistic and hard working. Rob was a pleasure to deal with. I have no problems recommending him.

Samer Kobayssi



It is our intention to deliver you a high return on your monthly investment with us. If you implement and action even some of the best practices that we share with you then you should easily be able to achieve a 10 x return on your investment.

Like any membership ultimately you can get out as much or little as you want to, we will give you all the support, coaching and resources that we can but you need to work on your business with us, there is no magic pill!


We want you to be confident that when you join us that you are in the right place so, if you sign up and during the first 30 days decide that The GSE Hub is not for you then we will offer you a full refund. After that you can cancel at anytime with 7 days notice, there are no contracts or minimum terms.


Paul Leach

Director GSE Business Consultants

Frequently Ask Questions

These are some of the questions that we have been asked about The Hub, if you have a question that is not covered here just get in touch and we will happily answer it for you.


Who is this membership for?

What Areas Do You Cover?

How long will I have access and support?

What happens when I sign up?

How Does The Membership Work?

What size of business is this membership designed for?

Will this membership work for Restaurants & Takeaways as well as Cafes?

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