Kickstarter restaurant Wreckfish receives our backing

The Kickstarter fund for Wreckfish, a proposed new restaurant in the heart of Liverpool, has received a “significant pledge” from The Lead Agency.

Wreckfish is the brainchild of chef and entrepreneur Gary Usher who is attempting to raise £200,000 through Kickstarter, to help fund what will be his fourth restaurant after Chester-based Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle in Heswall and Hispi in Manchester.

Gary’s story of rapid growth was one that resonated with us, so we wanted to show our support and help him bring his new venture to life. In exchange, Wreckfish will play host to The Lead Agency’s Christmas party in December.

Challenging the way things are done

Gary’s story is great for the city and the north west as a whole. As well as being a renowned chef, he is an entrepreneur that is challenging the way things are done. His crowdsourcing approach to the funding and naming his restaurants is not only fuelling fast growth, but ensuring each one is embraced within the local community.”

The Wreckfish Kickstarter page has raised over £110,000 in 16 days with £90,000 remaining.

Gary said: “It’s absolutely amazing that Anton and the team has put such faith in us. They believe in passionate people building businesses, which is exactly what we are doing. We’re completely humbled by their support and positivity towards the project and we cannot wait to host their Christmas party once we get Wreckfish up and running”.

To pledge your support and help Wreckfish become Liverpool’s best new restaurant, visit