MA500 Online Special - May

MA500 Online Special - May

With the unprecedented shutdown of society firmly underway, thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, the MA is striving to find new ways to keep our readership informed and head of the game wherever possible, and the MA500 is no exception.
While we’re unable to organise our usual outstanding conference and study tour, we’ll be working hard to deliver some timely and useful content to all our multiple operator members via a digital platform which will give you some key insight in how to tackle some of the issues we’re facing in these very challenging times.
The MA500 is made up of the leading multiple operators across the pub trade, the entrepreneurs and outstanding businesses which set standards for others to follow. Ranging from those with just a few pubs, to those with several hundred, the club aims to provide an insight sharing, inspirational platform for operators to come together and learn, and network among likeminded peers. Traditionally the club meets up three times a year in a different part of the UK and involves a daytime conference of inspirational speakers, followed by a late afternoon study tour visit to exceptional sites and operators in the area we’re in.
While the lockdown makes some of this difficult to deliver, we will be endeavouring to continue to offer the usual high standard of insight and inspiration through a digital platform, creating a virtual conference which will allow you to engage with each other and our speakers online.
We recognise that times are exceptionally challenging for all operators in the current circumstances, but we’re aiming to provide an event that will help you hit the ground running when we’re all allowed to reopen.


Andy Slee Andy Slee Chairman
Black Sheep Brewery

Clive Watson Clive Watson Executive Chairman
The City Pub Group

Gary Turner Gary Turner Commercial & Compliance Manager
The Inn Collection Group

James Watt James Watt Founder

Kate Nicholls Kate Nicholls Chief Executive

Nick Collins Nick Collins Chief Executive

Philip Turner Philip Turner Founder

Tom Talbot Tom Talbot Director of Operations
Livelyhood Pub Group

Ed Bedington Ed Bedington Editor
The Morning Advertiser