Operators

Right or wrong: three operators talk pros and cons of tenanted and leased pubs

Multiple operators spill the beans on tenancies

By Nicholas Robinson

His first experience of a pub tenancy left Mark Robson, co-founder of Red Mist Leisure, “feeling scarred”, having been advised to remain guarded and to keep any sniff of financial success from reaching the site's landlord.

Class act: Loungers' co-founder and chairman Alex Reilley (left) believes that the company can match the scale of some of Britain's best-known brands

Potential for 500 Loungers’ sites

By Stuart Stone

Loungers boss Alex Reilley has claimed the café bar group can easily compete with the likes of JD Wetherspoon, Pret and Greggs for scale, with plans to launch sites at a rate of 25 a year.

No end: Ei Group boss Simon Townsend is on an investment path

Ei Group sets 500 managed pubs by 2020 goal

By Nicholas Robinson

Ei Group will continue to invest in its managed house operation and plans to increase the number to more than 400 this year before reaching 500 in 2020, said chief executive Simon Townsend.

Star turn: Lawson Mountstevens claims Star Pubs & Bars will invest in its tenanted and leased estate

Star Pubs & Bars to pump millions into T&L estate

By Nicholas Robinson

Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars is prepared to pump millions of pounds into its tenanted and leased estate this year, managing director Lawson Mountstevens has indicated.

Union trade: the Grade II-listed Wakefield & Barnsley Union Bank will become Craft Union's third site in Wakefield

Ei to invest £1.4m in new Craft Union site

By Stuart Stone

Ei Group is set to transform the Grade II-listed Wakefield & Barnsley Union Bank building on Westgate, Wakefield, in its latest Craft Union venue.

New partnership: Ei will help charity The Clink to train prisoners to become chefs

Ei partners with prison restaurant charity

By Emily Hawkins

Ei Group is to help offenders qualify for work as chefs in the pub business after their release, in a partnership with a charity focused on reducing re-offending rates.

Prize pig: the Lazy Pig in the Pantry will become the 15th site in Marston's premium pub arm Revere

Revere Pub Company to open 15th site

By Stuart Stone

The premium arm of pub company Marston’s, has revealed plans to open the Lazy Pig in the Pantry in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

Enterprising: Mr Miggins launched a successful pub business in the 1800s

MA at 225

‘We started selling beer from our living room and now we have a pub’

By Nicholas Robinson

Minnie Miggins and her husband Frank launched London’s Old Moon in the 1830s. While recent changes in law have thrown a few hurdles in the way of the business, new styles of beer and increasing footfall have seen things go from strength to strength.