MA500 Business Club

Changing times: the July MA500 is a one-off edition of the conference


One-off July MA500 agenda revealed

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Morning Advertiser (MA) is set to host a special edition of the MA500 conference this summer, as pubs begin to reopen and adapt to the changed marketplace.

Pre-launch funding: Young's has raised gross proceeds of approximately £85.5m with an additional £2.7m coming from retail investors

Young’s taps investors for £88.4m

By Stuart Stone

London-based pub operator and brewer Young’s Pubs has raised gross proceeds of £88.4m through a share placing as it prepares to resume trading.

Trade resumption: the Ostrich in Bristol will be one of three Butcombe pubs to begin post-lockdown trading on 8 July

Butcombe to reopen pubs from 8 July

By Stuart Stone

Liberation Group owned brewer and pub operator Butcombe Brewing Co has revealed that three of its pubs will resume trading on 8 July as part of a staggered opening schedule.

Phased reopening: Shepherd Neame plans to resume trading at 40 managed pubs and at least 150 tenanted sites as soon as possible

Shepherd Neame to reopen almost 200 pubs in July

By Stuart Stone

Kent-based brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame expects to resume trading at least two thirds (190) of its pubs before the end of July, according to chief executive Jonathan Neame.

Restart schedule: Oakman Inns CEO Peter Borg-Neal has outlined why he has decided to open on 4 July

Oakman Inns ‘already fully booked on 4 July’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Multiple operator Oakman Inns has received thousands more people viewing its website and bookings have soared, CEO Peter Borg-Neal told The Morning Advertiser (MA).

Flying beer: BrewDog is currently piloting drone delivery on its Columbus campus

BrewDog ‘exploring drone delivery’ in UK

By Nikkie Thatcher

Scottish brewer and operator BrewDog will start using drones to deliver its beer to various locations on its campus in Columbus, Ohio, and is looking into using this method for its delivery service in the UK.

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