Ratings rise: HSBC has upgraded its ratings for Mitchells & Butlers and Greene King

Pubcos' ratings upgraded by HSBC

By Emily Hawkins

HSBC has upgraded its ratings for Mitchells & Butlers and Greene King despite a mixed performance because of wet weather conditions earlier this year.

Pot washer to general manager: Jason Orme progressed from earning a bit of extra cash at college to running his own pub by the age of 24 under Greene King's apprenticeship

Greene King apprenticeship applications surge by 141%

By Stuart Stone

As tens of thousands of students collect A-level results, Bury St Edmunds-based pub operator and brewer Greene King has registered a sharp increase in the number of applications to its apprenticeship programme.

Star site: the NWTC boss Chris Hill sees Sheffield as a vibrant place that is full of character and energy (image credit) thinkstock.co.uk/tupungato)

The MA500 crowd is coming to Sheffield

By Nikkie Sutton

Multi-award-winning business The New World Trading Company opened one of its Botanist sites under two years ago in Sheffield – where the MA500 meets in September – and chief executive Chris Hill reveals the peaks and troughs of operating in the city.

Financial results: Brakspear chief executive Tom Davies reported that 2017 was a 'satisfactory year' despite cost pressures

Brakspear turnover increases by 11%

By Stuart Stone

JT Davies & Sons, the parent company for Henley-based brewer and pub operator Brakspear, has reported its financial results for the year ending 31 December 2017.

Star treat: spa day for the hard-working female licensees

Female licensees receive Star treatment

By Emily Hawkins

Star Pubs & Bars treated some of its top female licensees to a spa day as a reward for their hard work in a historically male-dominated industry.

Going multiple: Cambscuisine now has nine sites in its portfolio

The lowdown on Cambscuisine

By Nikkie Sutton

Crowdfunding to expand one of its brands, multiple operator Cambscuisine highlights the changing market and how to stay afloat in Cambridge.