Chief Executive

Patrick Dardis steps down as Young's CEO

Dardis to leave Young's

By Ed Bedington

Young’s boss Patrick Dardis has announced plans to step down from the role after six years, to be replaced by chief operating office Simon Dodd.

Role exit: Tim Page is no longer a director at Drinkers' Voice

Tim Page steps down as director of Drinkers' Voice

By Stuart Stone

The chief executive of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Tim Page has stepped down from his role as a director of Drinkers' Voice but confirmed he's staying in place at CAMRA.

JDW pubs to cut prices for Tax Equality Day

JDW to slash prices for Tax Equality Day

By Nikkie Sutton

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is cutting the prices of food and drink at its 900 sites by 7.5% on Wednesday 20 September to highlight the benefit that a VAT reduction would bring to the trade.

'Nightclubs are part of the solution, not the problem'

'We want to work in partnership with councils and police'

By Peter Marks

When the Licensing Act 2003 finally became law, it changed everything. Whilst I don’t intend to detail all the changes, it’s safe to say that while there are some positives, there are also many negatives which still need to be addressed.

ALMR's Nicholls: tax set to increase cost burden for pubs

Sugar tax 'won’t solve UK obesity crisis'

By Daniel Woolfson

A coalition representing thousands of small businesses has called on the Government with a new campaign to ditch former Chancellor George Osborne’s tax on soft drinks.  

The trade has had a mixed response from the trade so far

Europe: the debate so far

By Emily Sutherland

Operators will have the chance to make known their views on Britain’s potential exit from the European Union at next week’s PMA500 event, where Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers chief executive Kate Nicholls will chair a debate on Brexit. In...

Dardis to succeed Goodyear as Young's CEO

Dardis to succeed Goodyear as Young's CEO


Young’s has announced that Patrick Dardis, the company’s current retail director, will succeed Stephen Goodyear as chief executive at the end of its AGM on 5 July 2016.

Mitchells and Butlers goes Urban

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Mitchells and Butlers goes Urban

By James Evison

Phil Urban has been appointed the chief executive of Mitchells and Butlers (M&B) from 27 September 2015 with Alistair Darby stepping down and retiring.

Scottish pubs have been hit by tougher drink driving laws

Scottish pubs suffer as tougher drink driving laws bite

By Mike Berry

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association has urged the Government to do more to support pubs north of the border, following a survey that reveals two thirds of outlets have suffered a decline in like-for-like sales of up to 10% following the introduction...

Toby Smith has become the new chief executive of Novus Leisure

Toby Smith becomes new CEO at Novus Leisure

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Toby Smith, who recently stepped down from Stonegate Pub Company, has been appointed the new chief executive of Novus Leisure, the London-based premium bar and restaurant operator.

Through Make Some Noise, we aim to unite the industry in lobbying the Government to implement an ‘agent of change principle’

PMA launches Make Some Noise campaign

By Ellie Bothwell

The Publican’s Morning Advertiser today launches a campaign to protect established pubs and bars that are threatened with closure due to noise complaints.

Ted Tuppen is leaving Enterprise after 22 years at the helm

Ted Tuppen to step down as Enterprise Inns chief

By Mark Wingett

Enterprise Inns chief executive Ted Tuppen has announced he is to retire from the group he founded in 1991 next February, with current chief operating officer Simon Townsend to succeed him.

Marston's reported strong growth in its Destination pubs

Marston's Destination and Premium pub sales rise

By John Harrington

Marston’s, the brewer and pub operator, has reported “strong” trading performance in its most recent trading period, with like-for-like sales in its Destination and Premium pubs up 6% in the 10 weeks to 20 July.

Minimum pricing: Industry leaders express support in Telegraph letter

Minimum pricing: Industry leaders express support in Telegraph letter

By John Harrington

The chief executives of 11 groups including pub chains, nightclub groups, and brewers have written a letter to the Prime Minister, published in today’s Daily Telegraph, urging David Cameron to stick to his plans to introduce a minimum alcohol price.

New ALMR CEO David McHattie

ALMR appoints new chief executive

By John Harrington

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has appointed a new chief executive – David McHattie, a former operations director at Fuller’s and The Restaurant Group, and operations manager at Mitchells & Butlers.

Key events help Marston's maintain

Key events help Marston's maintain "satisfactory" performance

By John Harrington

Marston’s, the brewer and pub operator, has reported that its recent performance has been satisfactory in view of the very wet weather conditions, helped by key trading events including the Jubilee weekend, Euro 2012 and Father's Day.

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.

Ivell: in charge at M&B

M&B confirms Ivell as chair; Blood steps down

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has confirmed that industry veteran Bob Ivell will take on the role of its executive chairman with immediate effect.