Operators

Tap the Admiral: Admiral Taverns now has a portfolio of circa 1,600 pubs

Admiral Taverns through the years

By Gary Lloyd

The Morning Advertiser examines the history of Admiral Taverns and its mergers and acquisitions activity throughout the years.

What's in the news 8 October?

The MA's Review of the Week

Honesty needed in minimum wage debate

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington catches up with the Vaulkhard Group's Ollie Vaulkhard to get his thoughts on the latest headlines affecting the pub sector.

Buyer sought: the Grove Hotel in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire is one of the sites featured in the package

SA Brain puts 99-pub package on the market

By Nikkie Thatcher

Cardiff-based brewer and operator SA Brain & Co is seeking a buyer for 99 pubs, which are currently let to Marston’s Estates on 25-year leases.

Tim Martin: 'One of the most surprising statistics has been the apparent low level of transmission of the virus in pubs'

Wetherspoon to put workers on its board

By Michelle Perrett

Managed pub operator Wetherspoon has revealed that it is planning to promote a number of ‘worker directors’, who are experienced pub or area managers, to board positions.

Planet matters: Hamish Stoddart (centre) and Simon Heppner (right)

MA Leaders Club

Peach boss urges operators to be net zero

By Gary Lloyd

Peach Pub Company founder and managing director Hamish Stoddart has urged all operators to cut their carbon footprints and become net zero.

Unbeatable atmosphere: Dianne Irving of Drouth Ltd (centre) says pubs have the edge by being a centre for social contact

Opinion

Socialisation on a grand scale

By Dianne Irving, managing director, Drouth Ltd

Last week, I attended the MA Leaders Club event in Leeds. This event, formerly known as the MA 500, can only be described as first rate.

Stellar performance: Star Pubs & Bars was formed from what was the Scottish & Newcastle estate

The rise and rise of Star Pubs & Bars

By Gary Lloyd

Star Pubs & Bars is Heineken UK’s pub arm. Here, The Morning Advertiser looks at how the pub company was formed and its activity over the years.

What can the sector do to boost gender equality?

MA Leaders Club

Campaign to boost diversity launched

By Nikkie Thatcher

A new campaign to level the playing field for professional women across the sector has been unveiled.

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