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Chapter Collection: the Clerk & Well is the first site under Stonegate's new division

Stonegate unveils new premium division

By Finn Scott-Delany, MCA editor

Stonegate has launched the first site under its new premium division, which will be known internally as the Chapter Collection.

Buy one, get one free: Stonegate Pubs are offering customers free drinks to support the Marmalade Trust charity this March

Stonegate offering free drinks this March

By Rebecca Weller

Stonegate Pub Partners is offering customers a buy one, get one free deal on selected drinks across its estate to support charity until the end of March 2022.

Insurance lawsuit: Stonegate Group has filed a £845m lawsuit against its insurers: MS Amlin, Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe and Zurich, in the latest sector dispute over business interruption policies

Stonegate files £845m lawsuit against insurers

By Georgi Gyton

Stonegate Group has filed a £845m lawsuit against its insurers: MS Amlin, Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe and Zurich, in the latest sector dispute over business interruption policies.

Business comment: Stonegate leased and tenanted MD Nick Light said he was proud of the financial support the company had provided (image: Getty/Scott O'Neill)

Ei rent credits to stop at end of June

By Nikkie Thatcher

Tied Ei Publican Partnerships licensees on substantive agreements in England will receive rent credits until 20 June but The Morning Advertiser understands the credits will stop after this date.

Different amounts: the rent credits for tied tenants on substantive agreements will be tapered according to which tier they are in

Stonegate reveals rent credits for tiers

By Nikkie Thatcher

Stonegate Pub Company has unveiled three rent credit systems for its leased and tenanted arm – Ei Publican Partnerships – differing for each tier.

How much rent are pub companies charging in lockdown?

Pub companies announce lockdown rent plans

By Emily Hawkins

Pub companies including Greene King and Stonegate Pub Company have confirmed rent reductions for tenants to 10% for the second lockdown period.

Live updates: latest on the Government's pub-related coronavirus restrictions

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Prime Minister pledges cash for wet pubs

By Emily Hawkins

Most areas in England will be placed into tier two measures this week while pubs in a number of areas must remain closed under the strictest rules.

Pubco process: “We have consistently taken a measured approach to all Government advice during lockdown and implemented our support procedures accordingly,

Ei tied tenants to get 75% rent credit for July

By Nikkie Thatcher

Ei Publican Partnerships has revealed a “support package” for its tenants, which includes rent credit equivalent to 75% for July and 50% for August for all tied publicans on substantive agreements.

PPE package: 'this additional £280,000 investment in PPE is just one of the many ways we are making sure our pubs can reopen from lockdown in a safe and sustainable manner,' according to Ei's Nick Light

Ei Group confirms 1m items of PPE for pubs

By Stuart Stone

Ei Publican Partnerships has revealed plans to distribute 1m items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to its pub operators before sites reopen.

Payment halt: Ei Group is suspending rent and other costs for the time being amid the Covid-19 pandemic

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Ei Group extends rent suspension

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubco Ei Group will continue to suspend the collection of rent and ancillary charges until further notice, it has told its tenants.

Payments postponed: Ei Group is deferring rent for its publicans in April

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Ei Group defers rent for April

By Nikkie Thatcher

Ei Group has deferred the collection of rent and fees from its licensees for the whole of April – a move that will remain under constant review while the coronavirus pandemic goes on, it has said.

Ongoing discussions: the deal was first announced in July last year

Stonegate/Ei deal approved by CMA

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Competition Markets Authority (CMA) has passed the proposed acquisition of Ei Group by Stonegate Pub Company, after the pubcos satisfied the watchdog that a set number of pubs would be sold to avoid potential monopolies.

Former glory: publicans Mark and Clare Oglesby have teamed up with Ei Publican Partnerships to renovate the Bay Horse Inn

Ei supports licensees in £380k pub refurb

By Alice Leader

The Bay Horse Inn pub has been restored to its former glory after licensees Mark and Clare Oglesby and Ei Publican Partnerships pumped £380,000 into its refurbishment.

Spurring sales: Ei gears up to offer customers free pints next month

Ei to boost January trade with 100k free drinks giveaway

By Alice Leader

Ei Publican Partnerships is launching the ‘Cheer Up January’ initiative that will donate 100,000 free drinks to drive footfall and drink sales for publicans during the notoriously quiet post-Christmas period.

Managed expectations: Ei Group's James Croft sets out his plans for the future

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Ei Group eyes 100 managed sites a year

By Nicholas Robinson

With a growing portfolio of managed businesses under its belt, how does Ei Group strategy and retail director James Croft view the future?

Business as usual: Ei Group’s chief executive said Stonegate will continue to improve the quality of its pub portfolio

Ei Group sales up ahead of takeover

By Emily Hawkins

Pub giant Ei Group has announced a like-for-like sales increase across its managed sites as it approaches its takeover by Stonegate.

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

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'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.

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