Although a different bidder will take over management of the Greys pub in Brighton, local residents who campaigned to buy the site and run the famous music venue as a community pub consider their campaign a triumph.
The pub company behind 4,600 sites across the UK is launching a revitalised awards programme in order to recognise the work of outstanding publicans in its estate, operational excellence and pubs that are the focal point of their communities.
Ei Group has transformed its business in the wake of the pubs code but tenanted and leased pubs remain the bulk of its portfolio. Ei Publican Partnerships managing director Nick Light reveals what the tied model looks like in a post pubs-code era
Ei Publican Partnerships has joined forces with a range of brewers - including Molson Coors, Heineken and Meantime - to help publicans increase sales during a historically challenging month for the industry.