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Leadership change: Hawthorn Leisure’s Gerry Carroll has announced he will step down from his role as CEO on 1 October

Hawthorn Leisure boss Carroll to step down

By Stuart Stone

Hawthorn Leisure – the community pub operating arm of NewRiver REIT – has announced that CEO Gerry Carroll will step down from his role with effect from 1 October.

Big ambitions: Nick Collins claims Loungers can compete with the likes of JDW in terms of scale

Loungers operating profit passes £12m mark

By Stuart Stone

Café-bar operator Loungers has revealed an operating profit of £12.4m for the 52 weeks to 21 April 2019 – a 23.3% increase on the previous year.

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