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Big projects: Berkeley Inns has a plan of renovating under performing sites in the Midlands

A look into Berkeley Inns

By Nikkie Thatcher

Derbyshire-based pub group Berkeley Inns has only been running for five years but, with five sites under its belt already, the business looks set to soar with its future plans

A city united: MA500 guests listen to experts at The Morning Advertiser event


The challenges licensees face in Manchester

By Stuart Stone & Nicholas Robinson

Multiple operators gathered at The Principal Hotel in Manchester’s city centre to listen to advice from fellow business bosses, network and enjoy a study tour

Time to think: the key to handling a crisis is to not panic


Death and drugs: how to manage a PR nightmare

By Nicholas Robinson

A crisis can lead very quickly to bad publicity and could easily break a business if not handled in the right way, according to two public relations bosses.

One for all: Cornerstone Inns founder Damon Horrill on employee ownership


Employee ownership – good for pubs?

By Nicholas Robinson

Allowing employees to buy into and own the pub they work in can, according to one operator immersed in the movement, help turn around struggling or closing sites.

Operators’ viewpoints: (left to right) panellists Alice Bowyer, Nicola Arrow and Pete Hughes on vegan options


3 operators on evolving a vegetarian offer

By Nicholas Robinson

The trend towards reduced or no meat intake among consumers is set to continue and even grow, but getting the offer right can be tricky, explained three leading operators with a keen eye on the trend.

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