Area Manager

Spark: Pavli is urging licensees to


Paul Pavli: "Hit a sticky patch? Produce a new business plan"

By Paul Pavli

One thing that never changes in the British pub market is the constant changes. Not only are there the usual internal industry challenges, from changing legislation to mergers and acquisitions, but influential external factors, from the rise of casual-dining...

Pub closure: 'Why would they not want us to stay?'

Dealing with Enterprise Inns: A cautionary tale

By A licensee

I’ve always wanted to run my own pub! “Can we? Can we? Can we?” I excitedly asked the other-half. There are lots of pubs available in our area! Really cheap(ish) too! Enterprise Inns seem like a well respected company, let’s have a look……

H&W tenants reported increased satisfaction with the pub company

H&W tenants 'happy with pub company'

By John Harrington

Nine out of 10 tenants of Hall & Woodhouse said their partnership with the Dorset-based brewer and pub operator lived up to their expectations, a rise of 17 percentage points on last year, the company said.

Mill Tavern, Shottermill: no gas means no heating or hot water at the Punch tenancy

Punch Taverns tenant fury after gas cut off

By Noli Dinkovski

A furious Punch Taverns tenant is on the verge of “throwing his keys back” at the pubco after an unpaid gas bill left him without hot water and the use of his kitchen.

Steve Haslam, co-founder of TLC Inns

Going the extra mile

By Steve Haslam

Obviously the budget will take centre stage over the next couple of weeks so apart from a brief mention I thought I’d steer well clear.  Yes it’s going to be another kick in the teeth but we have to dust ourselves down and get on with what we do best,...

Price: important to get good professional advice

Pub rent review: When the going gets tough

By Gerry Price

Rent reviews can be fraught. Enterprise Inns lessee Gerry Price reflects on his recent experience at the Inn @ West End. About the pub The Inn @...

Price: rent reviews are a pain

Gerry Price blog: rent review shockers

By Gerry Price

Gerry Price, Enterprise leaseholder, The Inn, West End, Surrey harks back to a rent review from his past. Sweet memories! I had a rent review in 1995...

Bish: get entries in for Ops awards

Deadline for ALMR Ops awards approaches

By Ewan Turney

Applications for the search to find the industry's best operations managers for 2009 close at the end of April. The Association of Licensed Multiple...

Power to the BDMs

Power to the BDMs

The much-criticised area manager is a vital part of the formula for successful pubs, but does he feel empowered or emasculated? As the industry...

Peter Linacre

MyShout - Peter Linacre

By Peter Linacre

Challenges faced by area managers in the trade's front line deserve attention, says Peter Linacre Are there any easy jobs in the pub trade these...