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Gallery: pub openings January 2017

The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the newest pub openings and refurbishments across the UK.


December 2016 pub openings

03-Jan-2017 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at new openings and pub facelifts in the last month of 2016.


Gallery: Pub openings October 2016

01-Nov-2016 - The Morning Advertiser looks at new openings and renovations in October.

PGB Audit

Pub Governing Body: BDM training has improved

18-Oct-2016 - Business development manager (BDM) training has improved, according to the annual audit by the Pub Governing Body (PGB).


Gallery: Pub openings September 2016

29-Sep-2016 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at the sites which have opened and been refurbished this month.


Pub openings August 2016

30-Aug-2016 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs which have been refurbished and reopened in August.

Pub openings

Pub openings July 2016

28-Jul-2016 - The Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs reopened and renovated in July 2016.


Pub openings - June 2016

28-Jun-2016 - The Publican's Morning Advertiser takes a look at pubs that were opened or refurbished in June 2016.

PGB report

Pubco audit: Concerns over BDM training and new agreement waivers

07-Dec-2015 - There is still room for improvement in the training of business development managers (BDMs) by pubcos as less than two thirds are properly qualified, according to the annual compliance report...

Pub openings gallery - July 2015

05-Aug-2015 - See which UK pubs were opened or redeveloped in August 2015.

Exclusive interview

Big Interview: Spirit Pub Co's Mike Tye

15-Jun-2015 - As Mike Tye nears the end of his time at Spirit Pub Company, Phil Mellows finds out about what he’s achieved, his hopes for the merger with Greene King and...

Company News

CMA reveals verdict on Greene King/Spirit deal

11-May-2015 - The Competition and Markets Authority has found Greene King’s proposed £773m acquisition of Spirit Pub Company raises competition issues in “a small number of areas”.

Spirit Leased to rollout turnover-based rent deal

22-Jan-2015 - Spirit Leased is to make its turnover-based rent deal the norm for new tenants and lessees as the company looks to move “from the Premier League to the Champions League”,...

C&C Group confirms withdrawal from Spirit bidding

06-Jan-2015 - C&C Group, the Irish producer of Magners, has officially ruled out a bid for Spirit Pub Company, leaving the way clear for Greene King to proceed with its £773.6m acquisition...

Barons says new Spirit lease model shows best of pubcos

04-Dec-2014 - Clive Price, managing director of Surrey-based Barons Pub Company, has said his latest site with Spirit under a new style of leasehold proves pubco/tenant relationships can benefit both sides.

Spirit launches apprenticeship team

19-Nov-2014 - Spirit Pub Company has appointed a new team to deliver its award-winning apprenticeship scheme.

Spirit becomes first pubco to offer Estrella Galicia 0.0 on tap

03-Nov-2014 - Spirit has become the first pubco to take on draught alcohol-free beer, Estrella Galicia 0.0.

Magners producer C&C Group poised to up Spirit bid

24-Oct-2014 - C&C Group, the drinks group behind Magners, has set out the rationale behind its approach for Spirit Pub Company yesterday, with sources close to the company suggesting that it is...

Spirit Pub Company reports healthy full-year sales

22-Oct-2014 - Spirit Pub Company has this morning reported a 4.4% increase in like-for-like sales across its managed division for the 53 weeks to 23 August 2014.

Spirit expands training programme

14-Oct-2014 - Spirit Leased Pubs has launched two new training packages on the back the popularity of its ‘In Pub’ programme.

VIDEO: Spirit Pub Company brand Wacky Warehouse releases official song

26-Sep-2014 - Spirit Pub Company firm Wacky Warehouse has released its first official song “It’s Wacky” by children’s pop group, the Little Singers.

Spirit launches chef training scheme and plans to double number of apprentices

04-Sep-2014 - Spirit Pub Company plans to double the number of its apprentices to more than 2,000, it has announced as it launches a new programme aimed at those looking for a...

Growth in drink sales outstrips food as Spirit reports positive results

04-Sep-2014 - Spirit Pub Company has reported a 2.1% rise in like-for-like net sales in its managed arm for the 12 weeks to 16 August, with net income growth in the leased division accelerating to +4.8%.

Spirit launches degree programme for general managers

22-Aug-2014 - Spirit Pub Company has launched a degree programme for its general managers as part of its ongoing partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University.

New Employment Minister Esther McVey praises Spirit Pub Company academy

18-Jul-2014 - Newly promoted Employment Minister, Esther McVey, met some of Spirit Pub Company’s newest recruits in one of her first ministerial visits.