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Portfolio increase: the deal sees Admiral's estate grow to about 1,600 sites (image: Getty/VioletaStoimenova)

Admiral acquires Hawthorn for £222.3m

Hawthorn, the Community Pub Company has been sold to Admiral Taverns for an expected gross aggregate cash consideration of about £222.3m, taking the latter’s estate to more than 1,600 sites.

Trade-wide issue: all firms across the industry are suffering from the staff recruitment crisis (image: Getty/sasar)

All hospitality firms looking for workers

Every business in the hospitality sector has job roles to be filled currently, an industry-wide survey has revealed, with recruitment for front-of-house staff at the fore.

Code challenges: ‘Tenants are too busy for complexity and ambiguity because they've got businesses to run,’ Fiona Dickie says

‘The industry can't continue to live in the past’

To mark the fifth anniversary of the pubs code coming into force, and the creation of the pubs code adjudicator (PCA), current officeholder Fiona Dickie briefly reflects on the regulator’s past, present, and future.

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