Liverpool Stocktakers 


About the County of Merseyside

Merseyside is comprised of the boroughs of Liverpool, Knowsley, Wirral, Sefton and St Helens, the county of Merseyside as the name suggests straddles the River Mersey. with Liverpool’s bustling port at its heart Merseyside has a rich history going back many centuries. More recently With Liverpool’s Capital of Culture status the area has seen large investment,

Merseyside includes the following areas:

Liverpool, Bootle, Southport, Fornby, Speke, Haydock, St Helens, Kirkby, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Widnes.

Your Local Stocktakers in Liverpool

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Barry Stevens

Having worked for many years in contract catering operations, at senior level, Barry brings a wealth of experience to LTA, assisting Martin run his busy office, and looking after many national account clients.

Martin Wilks

Martin is an experienced Hospitality Industry Consultant with over 30 years management experience of running Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs up to General and Area Management level and acting as a Management Consultant up to a 4/5 Star Hotel and 3 Rosette Dining Standard.
He has also owned his own restaurant business for 13 years and worked extensively in the Tourism and Leisure Industry from being a Regional Tourism Award Inspector, setting up Food and Drink Business Associations to undertaking numerous mystery guest visits.

Martin has an extensive network of contacts and has worked with several Chambers of Commerce and Trade up to Vice President Level. Within Purple Sage Consultancy Martin has provided in addition to an extensive range of Hospitality Management services; business rescue services, feasibility studies on new projects, Start up Business Advice, Business diversification opportunities. Martin now offers two distinct ranges of services with Licensed Trade Auditors and Purple Sage Consultancy.


A full range of Stock Auditing services available to clients across the UK including:

  • Hospitality, Tourism and Retail Stock Management
  • Period End and Annual Stock Auditing
  • Valuations
  • Business transfers
  • Food and Liquor Cost Control
  • Purchasing Management

 Purple Sage Consultancy offers a complementary range of services to LTA that gives the client a broader and more detailed range of management services that are suitable for all Hospitality and Leisure Industry businesses.

  • Consultancy services for Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs and all Catering Operations
  • Financial Reviews
  • Business Planning and Budgeting
  • Operational Audits
  • Revenue Management
  • Sales and Marketing Planning
  • Menu Design and Engineering
  • Wine Consultancy
  • Food and Wine Service Quality Management / Mystery Shopping
  • Social Media
  • Food Tourism and Supplier Provenance

For further information and a free no obligation initial meeting, I would be pleased to offer your business the support and advice that will assist you in improving your profitability.