Operators

Driving force: BeerHeadZ chiefs Martin Johnson (left) and Phil Ayling

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When is a micropub not a micropub?

By Phil Mellows

Small pub operator BeerHeadZ offers something different to the norm. Phil Ayling and Martin Johnson explain the ethos behind their tiny chain.

One for all: Cornerstone Inns founder Damon Horrill on employee ownership

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Employee ownership – good for pubs?

By Nicholas Robinson

Allowing employees to buy into and own the pub they work in can, according to one operator immersed in the movement, help turn around struggling or closing sites.

Operators’ viewpoints: (left to right) panellists Alice Bowyer, Nicola Arrow and Pete Hughes on vegan options

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3 operators on evolving a vegetarian offer

By Nicholas Robinson

The trend towards reduced or no meat intake among consumers is set to continue and even grow, but getting the offer right can be tricky, explained three leading operators with a keen eye on the trend.

Looking ahead: Marston's CEO Ralph Findlay outlined the pubco's plans for the future

Marston’s to open 9 new pubs in next 12 months

By Nikkie Sutton

Pubco Marston’s is looking to open nine new pub-restaurants and adding three new sites to its accommodation offer, its CEO Ralph Findlay told The Morning Advertiser.