Operators

Shared vision: Jonathan Lawson joins the Liberation Group from Vision Express, where he served as chief executive

Liberation Group appoints new chief executive

By Stuart Stone

Channel Island and West Country pub company, The Liberation Group, has announced that Jonathan Lawson will join the business as chief executive on 14 January 2019.

Branding: JD Wetherspoon said it does not think of itself as a ‘brand’ after it was crowned a UK winner at the 2018 World Branding Awards (image: Stephen J Mason, Wikimedia)

JD Wetherspoon says it is 'not a brand'

By Emily Hawkins

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon said it does not think of itself as a ‘brand’, following its success at the 2018 World Branding Awards.

Long service: Rooney Anand has been at Greene King for 14 years

Greene King boss to step down

By Nikkie Sutton

Pubco and brewer Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand will be stepping down from his role at the pub group after 14 years of service.

Debt restructured: Shepherd Neame's new financial structure will allow Britain's oldest brewer to 'take advantage of opportunities in the sector'

Shepherd Neame restructures debt

By Stuart Stone

The brewer and operator behind 321 pubs across Kent and the south-east announced a new and extended financing structure on 31 October.