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In charge: Lee Price is the general manager of the Royal Pier in Aberystwyth

Social media: friend or foe?

By Lee Price

Lee Price from the Royal Pier in Aberystwyth reveals his feelings on using social media as an operator and what he thinks of consumers using it.

Looking ahead: Barons Pub Company MD Clive Price reveals what the future holds for the business

The secrets behind Baron Pub Company's success

By Nikkie Thatcher

South-east-based Barons Pub Company has enjoyed close to 20 years of steady expansion but a new debt facility will allow the operator to make further growth

Pubco in growth: Barons Pub Company looking at running 15 sites within five to 10 years

Barons Pub Company eyes up to 15 sites

By Nicholas Robinson

Growing pubco Barons Pub Company has boosted its estate to 10 venues following a double acquisition having recently secured a £2.8m loan from HSBC.

Capital unlocked: Stonegate boss Simon Longbottom is ready to invest in Ei estate, should the deal go through

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Stonegate to invest in Ei Group portfolio

By Nicholas Robinson

Stonegate is prepared to pump money into all aspects of Ei Group’s estate, should the deal go through, chief executive Simon Longbottom has told The Morning Advertiser (MA).

Massive deal: Stonegate buys Ei Group for £1.3bn

Stonegate to buy Ei Group for £1.3bn

By Nicholas Robinson

Stonegate Pub Company has today (18 July) agreed to buy pubco Ei Group for £1.27bn, which will see the operator’s estate rise by 4,000 sites, making Stonegate the UK’s largest pub owner.