MA500 Business Club

In ‘great shape’: City Pub Group announced that turnover increased to £45.6m in 2018

City Pub Group increases annual turnover by 22%

By Stuart Stone

The City Pub Group has revealed total turnover of £45.6m for the 52 week period to 30 December 2018 – a year-on-year increase of approximately 22% – in its latest trading statement.

Tenth site: Red Mist Leisure has announced its newest site in Farnham, Surrey (image: Colin Smith, Geograph)

Tenth site for Red Mist Leisure

By Emily Hawkins

Up and coming pub company Red Mist Leisure has purchased its tenth site, which will open its doors in Farnham, Surrey next month.

Profit building: operators advise on how best to utilise Instagram for their business

Making your business ‘Instagrammable’

By Nikkie Sutton

With leading operators due to discuss how they make Instagram work for their businesses at the next MA500 meeting, we take a look at what social media experts advise on how to maximise the photo-sharing platform.

Waste reduction: Pete Rayner (left), Nick Burns (middle) and Clare Clark (right) discuss how pubs can reduce their waste footprint


How can your pub cut back on waste?

By Stuart Stone

Businesses are under increasing pressure to cut back on waste and recycle more. Nick Burns from Robinsons Brewery, Clare Clark from the Roebuck in central London, and Pete Rayner of Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) look at the options for pubs...

Agent of change: Steve Burnett from Poppleston Allen addresses noise complaints at the MA500 conference in Sheffield


How can your pub handle neighbours from hell?

By Stuart Stone

Steve Burnett from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen discusses the introduction of the agent-of-change principle and how it can help pubs hush hellish neighbours.