Operators

Secrets to success: Stonegate has ‘grown up’ with 770 locations across the UK, employing 15,000 people

Five lessons from Stonegate’s success

By Simon Longbottom

Five years and 12 major acquisitions after chief executive Simon Longbottom joined the business, Stonegate Pub Company is on the cusp of becoming the UK’s largest pub operator. Here he reveals five lessons underpinning the company’s growth.

Local offerings: Mosaic currently operates 27 sites and achieved double-digit turnover growth for the year ending March 2019

Mosaic Pub & Dining: a picture of health

By Georgi Gyton

Having reached close to 30 sites over the past four years, MCA Insight’s Georgi Gyton met with the joint chief executives of Mosaic Pub & Dining to find out more about the pub operators’ growth so far and what the future holds.

Encouraging performance: both Lounge and Cosy Club have continued to perform well says Nick Collins

Loungers revenue increases by 22%

By Stuart Stone

Loungers’ ‘broad, value-for-money proposition across multiple occasions’ has yielded year-on-year increases in both revenue and like-for-like sales according to its latest trading update.

Peach of a plan: Hamish Stoddart wants to keep a healthy work-life balance for staff

Maintaining price point key for gastropubs’ future

By Emily Hawkins

Peach Pubs managing director Hamish Stoddart said maintaining accessible prices and competing against the lure of the stay-at-home economy are the biggest challenges for gastropubs.

Stone-cold ambition: internal promotion is big at Stonegate with a focus on training and leadership

Big interview

'Please judge us on our track record' says Stonegate boss

By Ed Bedington

It’s been a tumultuous year in the pub trade on the acquisition front but the news that Stonegate was bidding for the much larger Ei Group still caught many by surprise. One of the leading architects of the deal Simon Longbottom reveals all.

Approved: Greene King shareholders back CKA takeover

Greene King deal approved

By Nicholas Robinson

The £2.7bn deal for Hong Kong firm CK Asset (CKA) to take over Greene King’s almost 3,000 pubs portfolio has been approved by the pubco and brewer’s shareholders.

All aboard the Arc: Arc Inspirations claims its most recent financial year was its most successful

Arc Inspirations profits climb to £3.7m

By Stuart Stone

Premium bar operator Arc Inspirations recorded increased profits and like-for-like sales in what its chief executive has described as the ‘most successful year in the company’s history’.

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