Shepherd Neame: the battle of Kent is over

From The Publican

10-Jun-2004

Related topics: Company & City News

After a very public bust up, the ensuing slanging matches and an embarrassing "warts-and-all" court case, an industrial tribunal has put the feud of Faversham to rest.


It ruled that former vice chairman Stuart Neame had not been unfairly dismissed from Kent brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame.


After walking out on the family business last year in what was dubbed the battle of Kent, Mr Neame claimed he had been constructively "managed out".


Mr Neame said he fundamentally disagreed with the strategy of the business, thought chairman Bobby Neame should step down and believed that the brewer was spending too much on promoting its ale brands.


He said Shepherd Neame would make more money as a "one-man-and-his-dog" property company operating out of a warehouse.


The tribunal found that Mr Neame had not been unfairly dismissed.


Chief executive Jonathan Neame said: "This has been a considerable distraction to both the management team and the company as a whole and we are pleased that we can now put episode behind us."

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