Operators

Summer revamp: Breweries join forces to breathe life into pub

£1m makeover breathes new life into historic pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

SALT Brewing and Ossett Pub Company have announced their joint venture on the renovations and reopening of Georgian pub the Bingley Arms in Horbury, West Yorkshire.

Growth trajectory: The Alchemist reveals its future plans

The Alchemist eyes further UK growth

By Nikkie Thatcher

Creative cocktail bar and restaurant group The Alchemist is looking to expand its portfolio in the UK following its first international opening in Berlin, Germany.

Iconic sites: The operator manages Sky Garden, central London

US giant snaps up Rhubarb Hospitality Collection

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Global development service and investment company Oak View Group (OVG) has announced today that it will acquire premium hospitality provider Rhubarb Hospitality Collection (RHC).

Opportunities for growth: Industry experts discuss the benefits of apprenticeships

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How to get the most out of apprenticeships

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Staff from the UK’s top pub companies discussed the benefits of apprenticeships at the MA Leaders Conference in Newcastle last week.

Invaluable support: Stonegate Group raises £250k for MND Association

Stonegate raises £250k for MND Association

By Rebecca Weller

The UK’s biggest pub company, Stonegate Group, has raised £250,000 for its corporate charities, the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and MND Scotland.

Technological advances: Zonal's Glenn Tait highlights how AI can influence and aid businesses in the hospitality sector

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AI’s role in hospitality

By Nikkie Thatcher

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to be the next piece of technology to help operators grow their businesses, one expert has revealed.

Punch pledge: a new report from the pubco is targeting a more sustainable future starting at a local level

Punch targets ‘world’s goals’ with new sustainability report

By Gary Lloyd

Punch Pubs & Co has strengthened its sustainability credentials with the launch of its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report – Punch Promise – with the aim of “helping its pubs to contribute towards the world’s goals, albeit...

Travel sites: the first in the roll out is at London Gatwick, which is due to open in December

BrewDog to open sites at travel hubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

Craft brewer and operator BrewDog is set to roll out expansion plans at airport and railway stations across the UK.

Scene setting: (l-r) The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington quizzed Newcastle business bosses Malhotra Group chief operating office Atul Malhotra, NE1 chief executive Stephen Patterson, Vaulkhard Group director Ollie Vaulkhard

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What operating in Newcastle is really like

By Nikkie Thatcher

Delegates at The Morning Advertiser’s MA Leaders Club heard from top operators on what Newcastle is like to operate in and how businesses are battling ongoing challenges.

Farewell to chairman: Liberation Group chair Richard Grainger (right) and CEO Jonathan Lawson (left)

Liberation Group chair to step down

By Gary Lloyd

South of England and Channel Islands brewer and pub operator Liberation Group has announced chairman Richard Grainger will be stepping down after seven years in the role.

MA Leaders Newcastle: the conference is underway as operators and experts share what it is like to trade in the city

MA Leaders Newcastle happening today

By Rebecca Weller

The MA Leaders Club meeting in Newcastle is underway with operators and experts revealing what it’s like to trade in the city alongside where the opportunities and challenges are.

Half-year results: people returning to city centres has helped boost business at Mitchells & Butlers

M&B lfl sales for first half of year rise 8.9%

By Gary Lloyd

Pubs, bars and restaurants operator Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has reported like-for-like sales growth of 8.9% for the first half (H1) of its 2023 financial year (FY23).

Trading update: Punch has converted 71 L&T sites into its Managed Partnerships division

Punch revenue up but profits drop

By Gary Lloyd

Punch Pubs Group has announced a boost in total revenue to £158.1m for the 28 weeks to 26 February 2023, compared to £142.6m in the same period last year.

Weathering a storm: Community helps with clean-up operation (credit: Getty/itsarasak thithuekthak)

Freak hailstorm forces pub to close

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Bird in Hand in Pontllanfraith, Wales was forced to shut due to flooding from a freak hailstorm, but staff have thanked the local community for its support.

From throwing parties to pouring pints: Electric Star celebrates 15 years

Rob Star: ‘Increasingly, people want an experience’

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

When Rob Star bought his first pub, he’d never poured a pint. Having spent his youth putting on raves, the call of east London’s taverns enticed him away from abandoned warehouses and archways.

How to survive in the pub trade

'Total war' - surviving 20 years in the trade

By Ed Bedington

Surviving 20 years in the pub trade without going backwards is no mean feat, but the founders of the Three Cheers Pub Co can look back with a real sense of achievement.

Boost for The Restaurant Group: Brunning & Price site the Highdown in Goring-on-Sea, West Sussex

Major shareholder of TRG issues vote of confidence

By Gary Lloyd

The largest shareholder of The Restaurant Group (TRG), which operates pub business Brunning & Price, has given its support to the group after other investors said they would not vote in favour of company resolutions.

Warning: JDW’s Tim Martin said a lack of Government understanding presents a threat to the prosperity of the country

JDW FY23 sales ‘likely to be a record’

By Gary Lloyd

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has announced like-for-like (lfl) sales increased by 9.1% in the third quarter (Q3) of its 2023 financial year (FY23) and sales for the entire year look set to be a record.

In the club: Stonegate's Clubhouse 5 sports bar opened on Thursday 5 May

Record GBPA winner moves to Stonegate’s Clubhouse 5 site

By Gary Lloyd

Multi-award-winning pub operator Paul Eastwood – whose Famous Three Kings site has scooped Best Pub to Watch Sport at the Great British Pub Awards (GBPA) an incredible FIVE times – has taken over new site Clubhouse 5.

Multiple business: the Box joins Arc's Manahatta venue in Birmingham

Arc to open biggest Box site to date

By Nikkie Thatcher

Multiple operator Arc Inspirations is preparing to open its largest Box site in Brindleyplace, Birmingham next month (June).

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