Operators

Team goals: retaining staff is good for business and offers a career

People power rules at Free Spirit pubco

By Nikkie Sutton

One award-winning licensee reveals his secrets to success after becoming a multiple operator – and they begin with staff who love what they do.

Steady as a rock: the Rockpoint Leisure project aims to regenerate the British high street

The lowdown on Rockpoint Leisure

By Nikkie Sutton

Ahead of Manchester MA500 where he will be speaking about his new venture, Daniel Davies gives a preview of his Rockpoint Leisure project, which aims to regenerate high streets with retail and licensed sites.

Mums welcome: JDW said the employee’s comment was an ‘error in judgment’

JDW sorry after breastfeeding demand

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has apologised after a breastfeeding mother was asked to cover her baby’s head by a member of staff.

Fit for a king: the pub group saw sales rise across the board

Greene King sales crowning

By Nikkie Sutton

Greene King’s pub arm saw like-for-like volume sales for the 52 weeks to 28 April 2019 rise by 2.9%, the pubco revealed in a trading statement.

Cash injection: JDW has spent £70.9m buying freeholds of sites where the pubco was previously a tenant

JDW plans two new pubs as profits rise

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has announced its like-for-like sales for the 13 weeks to 28 April 2019 have increased by 7.6% and total sales by 8.4% in its third quarter trading update.

In bloom: the NWTC has opened the latest branch of award-winning concept the Florist at Watford’s intu shopping centre

The Florist opens at £180m intu expansion

By Stuart Stone

The New World Trading Company (NWTC) opened the latest branch of its award-winning bar and restaurant concept the Florist at intu Watford on 22 April.