Operators

Recognising excellence: Ei Group has refreshed its national awards scheme

Ei Group launches revamped national awards scheme

By Stuart Stone

The pub company behind 4,600 sites across the UK is launching a revitalised awards programme in order to recognise the work of outstanding publicans in its estate, operational excellence and pubs that are the focal point of their communities.

Delighted: Peter Borg-Neal reports profit growth over 2016/17

Oakman Inns reports 'strong sales and profit growth' over 2016/17

By Georgina Townshend

Oakman Inns has reported a strong performance over 2016/17, with group turnover up by 20.4% at £23.3m and like-for-like sales up 3.5% - despite being "negatively impacted" by the weakness of sterling and a snowy Christmas period.

Robust performance: The group said the results reflected good performance from the core estate

Admiral has 'appetite for game-changing acquisition'

By James Wallin

In light of a solid financial year for the pubco, Admiral Taverns chief executive Kevin Georgel told MA's sister title MCA that the group has the “appetite for a game-changing acquisition and the resources to do that”.

Sweet spot: the Barley Twist is Castle Rock's first micropub

Castle Rock Brewery opens its first micropub

By Stuart Stone

Nottingham-based brewer Castle Rock opened its first micropub and wine cellar yesterday (19 December) – the 25th pub in its stable across the East Midlands and Yorkshire.

Great industry: Fuller's Simon Emeny is looking forward to representing the pub industry after becoming BBPA chairman

Fuller's chief executive: 'the great British pub will outlive us all'

By Georgina Townshend

In an interview with The Morning Advertiser, Simon Emeny, chief executive of Fuller Smith & Turner plc and the new British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) chairman, spoke about his main concerns for the pub industry in 2018, offered advice to licensees...

Award-winning: the Coaching Inn Group took home Best Accommodation Operator at this year's Publican Awards

Coaching Inn Group acquires Ledbury site

By James Wallin, MCA

The Coaching Inn Group has acquired The Feathers Hotel in Ledbury, Herefordshire, for an undisclosed sum, as part of its £50m expansion programme.

New career: TLC Inns appoints ops director

TLC Inns appoints ops director

By James Wallin, MCA

Martin Baillie, who left Greene King this summer after 18 years, has joined TLC Inns as interim operations director, The Morning Advertiser's sister title MCA understands.