Operators

In charge: Lee Price is the general manager of the Royal Pier in Aberystwyth

Social media: friend or foe?

By Lee Price

Lee Price from the Royal Pier in Aberystwyth reveals his feelings on using social media as an operator and what he thinks of consumers using it.

Looking ahead: Barons Pub Company MD Clive Price reveals what the future holds for the business

The secrets behind Baron Pub Company's success

By Nikkie Thatcher

South-east-based Barons Pub Company has enjoyed close to 20 years of steady expansion but a new debt facility will allow the operator to make further growth

Refunds issued: Ei Group has agreed to pay back increases in tied rents paid following the service of the MRO notice

Ei refunds tenants following withdrawal of PCA advice note

By Stuart Stone

Stating that it ‘does not necessarily’ agree with advice issued by the pubs code adjudicator (PCA), Ei Group has refunded tenants who experienced rent increases following the serving of an market-rent-only (MRO) notice.

Buying power: Tom Stainer says big companies are in the process of acquiring smaller ones

Consolidation could be the future of the pub trade

By Nikkie Thatcher

The pub trade is likely to see more consolidation with pub companies and breweries buying smaller businesses, Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) chief executive Tom Stainer told The Morning Advertiser.

Roaring twenties: Star Pubs & Bars’ £330,000 transformation of the Howard Arms commemorates governmental ‘state management’

GBPA winner recreates 1920s at reopened Star pub

By Stuart Stone

A historic, Grade II-listed Carlisle pub has been revamped and reopened by Heineken’s pub arm – Star Pubs & Bars – in partnership with award-winning local multiple operator Dianne Irving.

Bar call: BrewDog is appealing for franchise partners

BrewDog offers ‘franchise’ opportunities

By Nicholas Robinson

Craft beer brewer and pub operator is attempting to ramp up the number of its sites by offering franchise opportunities to businesses already in the market.

Pubco in growth: Barons Pub Company looking at running 15 sites within five to 10 years

Barons Pub Company eyes up to 15 sites

By Nicholas Robinson

Growing pubco Barons Pub Company has boosted its estate to 10 venues following a double acquisition having recently secured a £2.8m loan from HSBC.

Retail site: the plans for new micropub will see the conversion of a lingerie store

Plans to turn Yarm lingerie shop into micropub

By Nicholas Robinson

A former retail site on Yarm High Street, Stockton-on-Tees, could be turned into a pub, a rare occurrence in the trade, which has seen vast declines over the years.

Flower power: the Garratt Tavern received £100,000 for garden improvements

Star ploughs £7m into pub gardens

By Nicholas Robinson

Heineken-owned pubco Star Pubs & Bars has ring-fenced £6.73m to revamp the outside spaces of 230 pub gardens this year, as part of the pubco’s wider £50m investment plan.