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Moving forward: Greene King is calling on the Government to help improve social mobility in hospitality

Greene King vows to improve social mobility

By Nikkie Sutton

Pubco Greene King has pledged to challenge the barriers of social mobility and provide a commitment to create the best opportunities from all backgrounds in hospitality, a new report has revealed.

High calibre: Heineken's £2.2m funding for the Gun is the largest amount it has spent on a single-site upgrade

Heineken invests record £2.2m in pub upgrade

By Stuart Stone

Heineken and the East London Pub Co have completed a £2.2m investment in the Gun in Spitalfields, London – the brewer’s largest ever investment in a single pub from its Star Pubs & Bars estate.

Working in tandem: the Jolly Brewers will donate excess food to the foodbank in nearby King's Lynn

Pub announces foodbank partnership

By Stuart Stone

The Jolly Brewers in Shouldham Thorpe, Norfolk, has announced a partnership with King’s Lynn Foodbank to tackle the pub’s edible food waste output.

Ever expanding: the acquisitions of Be At One and Fever Bars are the latest in a series of marquee deals by Stonegate

Stonegate’s biggest deals: a timeline of the pubco

By Stuart Stone

Formed in 2010 by private equity firm TDR Capital to acquire 333 pubs from Mitchells & Butlers, Stonegate Pub Company has acquired 88 sites in the past six months – growing its portfolio to 772 sites nationwide.

Boosting the sector: more pubs and schools are involved in Ei's Pub Pros scheme this year

Ei expands school leavers scheme

By Emily Hawkins

Ei Group has increased its training scheme to encourage school leavers into working in the pub sector.

‘Political propaganda’: A group of JD Wetherspoon employees have called for materials advocating a no-deal Brexit to be withdrawn

JDW staff claim Brexit materials are ‘exploitative’

By Emily Hawkins

JD Wetherspoon employees have formed a group to protest the pubco chairman’s advocacy of a no-deal Brexit within his pubs, arguing “migrants don’t drive down wages; but wealthy, exploitative bosses like Tim Martin do”.

Push back: Fuller's will not renew the current lease on the famous Coach & Horses pub in Soho (image: Ewan Munro, Flickr)

Coach & Horses opposes 'vanilla managed makeover'

By Emily Hawkins

The licensee behind the famous Coach & Horses pub in Soho has pushed back against Fuller’s intentions to take over the lease, saying regulars “don’t want or need a vanilla managed makeover”.