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.

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