Punch Taverns is looking for a new chief executive

Griffiths in the frame as hunt for new Punch CEO begins

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Punch Taverns chief operating officer Neil Griffiths is a “strong candidate” for the role of chief executive, and the group would look at candidates with retail skills from inside and outside the pub sector, executive chairman Stephen Billingham has said.

Robert Humphreys has been honorary secretary of the group for 21 years

Robert Humphreys to step down from Parliamentary Beer Group

By John Harrington

Robert Humphreys is to step down from his role of honorary secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group after 21 years, which he has held since the group’s formation in 1993, the Publican's Morning Advertiser has learnt.

Arbitration: PICA-Service chairman Rodger Vickers  and PIRRS chairman Bernard Brindley

PICA-Service: how does it work?

By Michelle Perrett

When the Government agreed the self-regulation deal over the pubco-tenant relationship one of the major actions was the setting up of a Pubs Independent Conciliation & Arbitration Service or, as it is now called, PICA-Service.

New generation heads Robinsons brewery

New generation heads Robinsons brewery

By Gurjit Degun

The chairman of Robinsons, the Cheshire-based brewer and pub operator, has passed on day-to-day management to nephews Oliver and William Robinson.

Myers: new role at Intertain

Myers takes chair at Intertain

By John Harrington, M&C Report

David Myers, industry veteran and current chairman of Premium Bars & Restaurants and La Tasca, has been appointed as the new chairman of Walkabout operator Intertain.

Business partners: Christine Harris and David Mills

CD Pub Co plans to add one site per year

By John Harrington

CD Pub Co, the Warwickshire-based pub company founded by two senior figures from the property industry, has announced plans to add one site per year over the next five years.

Sayles: will BISC deliver?

BISC calls preliminary meeting

By Robert Sayles

Blogger Robert Sayles takes a light-hearted look at a preliminary hearing held by the Businness, Innovation and Skills Committee.

Beadles: ramping up spirits service

WSTA to expand spirits role

By Ewan Turney

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association will expand its role on behalf of the spirits sector in the New Year.

Meale: new leader of beer group

Alan Meale is new Beer Group chair

By John Harrington

Labour MP Alan Meale has been revealed as the new chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group. The Mansfield MP replaces John Grogan, who was...

BII Scotland: Kenny Mitchell is appointed new chair

BII Scotland appoints new chairman

By Gemma McKenna

BII Scotland has appointed a new chairman, Kenny Mitchell of Glasgow's KMT Services. Over 60 people attended the annual general meeting held at...

Illsley: focus on beer tax cuts

Pro-pub MP: focus on tax, not tie

By Tony Halstead

Vice chairman of the Save the Pub Group has urged members to focus on cuts in beer tax rather than breaking the beer tie.

Walkabout: wilting sales

Can Walkabout operator Regent Inns survive?

By The PMA Team

Just before Christmas, Regent Inns held a meeting with its worried suppliers to stress it was not on the verge of going bust. The company was not...

MPs to probe Licensing Act

MPs to probe Licensing Act

By John Harrington

Impact on red tape and costs for hosts - and the effect on late-night disorder - will be examined by the DCMS committee



The prospect of an M&B/Punch merger is changing the landscape of the industry, says Neil Morgan Can you name one of the few pub groups to report...

Analysts: M&B likely to lose independence

Analysts: M&B likely to lose independence

By The PMA Team

City analysts believe managed operator Mitchells & Butlers looks likely to lose its independence after Punch Taverns tabled merger proposals

Smoke rebel voted out of Pubwatch

Smoke rebel voted out of Pubwatch

By Joe Lutrario

Hamish Howitt has receives vote of no confidence from the Pubwatch group he chaired for publicly flouting the smoking ban