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Making waves: Hawthorn Leisure is ready to invest a further £3m in its pub portfolio, according to CEO Mark Davies (left) and CFO Matthew Ward

Hawthorn Leisure plans £3m investment in pub estate

By Stuart Stone

NewRiver REIT’s pub arm, Hawthorn Leisure, is poised to ramp up investment in its pub portfolio to the tune of “at least £3m” in the next six to 12 months, according to CEO Mark Davies.

‘Highly active’ half year: NewRiver revealed that £1.4m spent on its pub estate had yielded a 24% return on investment

NewRiver income from pubs rises by 27%

By Stuart Stone

Hawthorn Leisure, the community pub operating arm of NewRiver REIT, has revealed a 5.5% increase in like-for-like income per pub in its latest half-year results.

Secrets to success: Stonegate has ‘grown up’ with 770 locations across the UK, employing 15,000 people

Five lessons from Stonegate’s success

By Simon Longbottom

Five years and 12 major acquisitions after chief executive Simon Longbottom joined the business, Stonegate Pub Company is on the cusp of becoming the UK’s largest pub operator. Here he reveals five lessons underpinning the company’s growth.

Local offerings: Mosaic currently operates 27 sites and achieved double-digit turnover growth for the year ending March 2019

Mosaic Pub & Dining: a picture of health

By Georgi Gyton

Having reached close to 30 sites over the past four years, MCA Insight’s Georgi Gyton met with the joint chief executives of Mosaic Pub & Dining to find out more about the pub operators’ growth so far and what the future holds.

Encouraging performance: both Lounge and Cosy Club have continued to perform well says Nick Collins

Loungers revenue increases by 22%

By Stuart Stone

Loungers’ ‘broad, value-for-money proposition across multiple occasions’ has yielded year-on-year increases in both revenue and like-for-like sales according to its latest trading update.

Stone-cold ambition: internal promotion is big at Stonegate with a focus on training and leadership

Big interview

'Please judge us on our track record' says Stonegate boss

By Ed Bedington

It’s been a tumultuous year in the pub trade on the acquisition front but the news that Stonegate was bidding for the much larger Ei Group still caught many by surprise. One of the leading architects of the deal Simon Longbottom reveals all.

All aboard the Arc: Arc Inspirations claims its most recent financial year was its most successful

Arc Inspirations profits climb to £3.7m

By Stuart Stone

Premium bar operator Arc Inspirations recorded increased profits and like-for-like sales in what its chief executive has described as the ‘most successful year in the company’s history’.

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