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Punch Taverns announces new chief executive

Punch Taverns has appointed Duncan Garrood, former president of food at international franchise operator MH Alshaya, as its new chief executive.

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Dry bar founder tells operators alcohol-free trend 'is here to stay'

Peoples’ relationship with alcohol has changed and the pub operators of the future will need to adapt their businesses to cater for it, according to Catherine Salway, founder of dry ‘gastro-bar’ concept Redemption.

Sports Bar & Grill rejects JDW acquisition bid

Bar Holdings – the company behind the Sports Bar & Grill chain – rejected an acquisition bid from JD Wetherspoon earlier this month that initially valued the estate of seven London sites at more than £17m.


Alcohol 'not a priority' in pubs for Generation Z

Licensees that concentrate on creating an environment that attracts the next generation of pub-goers will reap the rewards, research suggests.

Majority of firms support locally-set business rates

More than two-thirds of UK businesses agree that councils should be able to set business rates locally, a national poll has revealed.


Beckham kicks off Haig Club London residency

David Beckham welcomed guests last night (1 March) to the first evening of the Haig Club residency in London - part of Diageo's plans to promote the single grain whisky brand. 

Former chef to Prince Charles buys pub lease

The former head chef to the Prince of Wales has promised to serve up food fit for royalty after taking over the Duchy Arms in Kennington, London.

JD Wetherspoon named top employer

JD Wetherspoon has been named one of the Top Employers United Kingdom 2015.