Food and Liquor Licensing Services

Food & Liquor Licensing


On-Site Retail Operations

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Buying and Selling Liquor Licenses

Special Occasion and Events Licensing

Special Occasion and Events Licensing

BC Liquor License Consulting Professionals

Rising Tide Consultants (RTC) is a British Columbia based, full service liquor licensing consulting firm. Our consultancy practice provides licensees and business owners within Vancouver, the lower mainland, throughout British Columbia and now Canada with expert advice and guidance on liquor licensing issues. We assist businesses applying for a liquor license or making changes to existing liquor licenses throughout BC and Canada.  We also advise on buying and selling of liquor licenses, particularly retail liquor store licenses in BC. We conduct on-site evaluations and provide advice on retail liquor store operations. Rising Tide Consultants provides expertise on BC Liquor Control Board regulations, policies, and provides guidance for licensees to optimize their revenue opportunities. Rising Tide Consultants streamlines and expedites the liquor licensing process to save you time, money and stress! 

Reduce stress and save time and money. Rising Tide Consultants is Vancouver’s #1 choice for professional consulting on liquor license applications, processing, evaluation and enforcement.

Provinces We Serve

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Food and Liquor Licensing

Food & Liquor Licensing

The process of liquor licensing in BC and other jurisdictions can be lengthy and confusing. Rising Tide Consultants helps you minimize risks and plan the right strategic steps for you to complete liquor license applications properly. Learn more.

On-Site Retail Operations

On-Site Retail Operations

Implementing proven retail liquor store strategies to generate maximum profits requires experienced and expert advice. We will help with retail start up, current operations or position your liquor retail business for resale correctly. In today’s competitive market it is critical to be as profitable and efficient as possible.
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Buy & Sell

Buy or Sell Liquor Licenses

Liquor Licenses are a valuable asset. Rising Tide helps you with the sale or purchase of an existing retail liquor store license, a food primary or liquor primary license. We will work with you on a discreet and confidential basis with our network of buyers or sellers. We will also work with the transition of ownership of a liquor license. Learn more.

Policy & Procedures Manual

Policy Procedure Manuals

The BC liquor law penalty for serving liquor to a minor in any licensed establishment can mean an automatic $7,500 fine. A subsequent penalty may be a lengthy suspension of your liquor license. Rising Tide’s custom designed Policy & Procedures Manual protects your staff, managers and license. It is personalized to deal with all aspects of owning and operating a licensed establishment in British Columbia. Learn more.

Bert Hick, Speaker/Facilitator

Bert Hick, Speaker Facilitator

With over 25 years of liquor licensing experience, Bert Hick is widely respected throughout British Columbia’s hospitality industry and at all levels of local and provincial government. His accumulated knowledge of BC liquor regulations, policies and newly introduced reforms to liquor licensing has made him a popular and sought after keynote speaker, presenter, expert witness, panelist and leader. Learn more.

Special Event Permits

Special Occasion & Events Licensing

Rising Tide Consultants will expedite your special event permit and assist with the preparation for responsible service of alcohol at an event, festival or special occasion. Our services increase the chances of a successful special event permit application. We also undertake temporary changes to existing liquor licenses and ensure compliance with regulations and policy for large festivals and events. Learn more.

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