Former pub tenant joins Admiral Taverns recruitment team

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New Admiral team member Tony Moss
New Admiral team member Tony Moss

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A former tenant has joined the Admiral Taverns recruitment team with responsibility for helping the pubco find the best licensees for its pubs.

Tony Moss, who was licensee at Admiral tenancy the Griffin Inn, Trevalyn, North Wales, aims to use his previous experience of the pub game to help licensees through their recruitment journey.

In the role, Moss will be one of the first points of contact for any prospective licensee making an enquiry or attending an open day pub event.  He will work alongside BDMs helping licensee applicants on the journey from initial conversation through to pub selection – and signing an agreement with the community pub group. 

He will also assist licensees with any training and development support they may require.


Suzanne Smith, head of recruitment and people development at Admiral, said: “From a licensee perspective, we’re delighted that Tony has joined us. It’s an enormous benefit to have front-line experience on the team, and importantly – as it does in the BDM role – will help cement the recruitment and training function’s credibility with new Admiral licensees, who may not have worked with us before.”

Moss added:  “I am really excited about the opportunity to help and advise other licensees, who may be new to the industry or new to Admiral, and believe I can genuinely make a difference to them. I have been there – in their shoes – so understand the issues and challenges, the training needs, and also the recruitment process from a licensee perspective.”

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1 comment

BDMs' Experience

Posted by Tony Leonard,

It speaks volumes about the experience of most BDMs that appointing one who has what really should be the most basic level of previous experience for the job (I.e. He's actually run a a pub) should be deemed newsworthy!
I've met thoroughly pleasant BDMs and absolutely appalling excuses for human beings but I've yet to meet one who could really make a difference between the success or failure of a pub. The skills level necessary simply isn't there and no qualifications can substitute for actual experience.
Couple of obvious questions for Mr Moss: why did you leave your pub and how much money did you make while you were there?

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