MA500 Business Club

Award-winning: the Coaching Inn Group took home Best Accommodation Operator at this year's Publican Awards

Coaching Inn Group acquires Ledbury site

By James Wallin, MCA

The Coaching Inn Group has acquired The Feathers Hotel in Ledbury, Herefordshire, for an undisclosed sum, as part of its £50m expansion programme.

New addition: Laine CEO Gavin George has welcomed Distinct Group's staff

Laine Pub Co acquires Distinct Group

By Nikkie Sutton

Regional brewer and operator Laine Pub Company has acquired the four-strong leasehold pub estate of the Distinct Group.

Targeting the community: improvements at the Empress will be jointly funded

Ei and multi-site licensees create 'community hub' pub

By Georgina Townshend

Ei Publican Partnerships and "experienced local multiple operators" are jointly funding a £130,000 renovation to create a "quality, traditional pub with a little something for everyone in the local community".

Information packed: delegates heard about best use of sport and festivals

MA500 Edinburgh in pictures

By Nikkie Sutton

The last MA500 Business Club meeting of 2017 took place north of the border for the first time – in Edinburgh – earlier this month (September).

Pounding pavements: the MA500 business club is set to hit the streets of Edinburgh next month (September)

MA500 Edinburgh study tour unveiled

By Nikkie Sutton

The MA500 crowd is heading north of the border for the first time and will hit the streets of Edinburgh to visit some of the city’s most exciting and vibrant venues.

Evolving styles: the next big thing is fruited beer, say experts

Future Trends: Beer and Cider

The future of craft beer: fruit?

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of fruit beer in the US’s well-established craft beer market account for 13% of total craft sales, which can be matched here in the UK, according to a leading buyer in the category.