Capital Pub Company (CPC), the EIS-backed London group, has delayed its planned public listing, according to MA's sister publication M&C Report. The group, led by David Bruce and Clive Watson, is to switch advisors after parting with KBC Peel Hunt.
A CPC spokesman said: "Capital remains committed to a flotation this year and will announce its new advisors shortly." See page 15
A guide has been launched giving advice on physical intervention for doorstaff. Produced by the BII's training arm, the BIIAB, it is designed as a best-practice guide for venue operators. The guide has been endorsed by the Security Industry Authority and the Association of Chief Police Officers. The guide costs £5 plus p&p. Visit www.bii.org for details.
Food & Drink Group, the London-focused operator of 26 bars, has bought seven leasehold sites from Puzzle Pub Company for £1.2m. The sites currently trade as either Puzzle or the Stone Horse and are all located in central London. In the financial year to 31 January 2007, the sites delivered sales of £3.7m and EDITDA of £0.3m.
Home Office minister Vernon Coaker is to speak at a conference for the doorstaff industry. The Safer Doors Conference 2007 will be held on Wednesday 2 May at the East of England Showground in Peterborough. Issues to be discussed include the Security Industry Authority licensing scheme and ID cards. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Don't miss the May edition of PubChef, the MA's food magazine, which is included in next week's issue. It will include an update on how the chef who won the chance to run a pub from Jamie Oliver's charity is progressing after six months trading. Also expect business insights from Michelin Bib Gourmand pub the Hardwick in Abergavenny and a special A to Z of summer menu ideas.