Chief Executive Officer

Marketing tool: the pros and cons of TripAdvisor

What pubs think of TripAdvisor as platform grows ever larger

By Georgina Townshend

Love it or hate it, you can’t deny the power of TripAdvisor. The site recently hit the impressive milestone of 500 million comments last month and data released by the site shows that it now receives 290 pieces of user-generated content every minute of...

Gas leak death: Carlsberg's Northampton brewery (Google Street View)

Health and safety

Carlsberg investigates death after factory gas leak

By Nicholas Robinson

Carlsberg is investigating the death of a factory worker and the injury of 22 other people following a gas leak at its Northampton brewery yesterday (9 November)

Who's next on AB InBev's list?

AB InBev snaps up another craft brewer

By Nicholas Robinson

AB InBev has snapped up an Italian craft beer brand days after agreeing to rid itself of a mainstream premium Italian lager in a deal with Asahi last week.

Bidvest Foodservice chief executive officer Andrew Selley

Bidvest Foodservice snaps up Caterfood

By Nicholas Robinson

Bidvest Foodservice has acquired the south-west-based distributor Caterfood in a bid to strengthen its reach, after the Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) revealed the company's plans to continue its expansion.

Greene King's acquisition of Spirit has been examined by the CMA

Company News

CMA reveals verdict on Greene King/Spirit deal

By James Wallin, M&C Allegra Foodservice

The Competition and Markets Authority has found Greene King’s proposed £773m acquisition of Spirit Pub Company raises competition issues in “a small number of areas”.

Rooney Anand: 'We hope more than 1,000 of our employees will become a Dementia Friend'


Greene King supports Dementia Friends initiative

By Ellie Bothwell

Greene King has pledged its support for the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends initiative, by encouraging more than 1,000 of its employees to sign up by the end of March.

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.

The disocunt applies for periods ranging from three to 24 months

BT and Carlsberg UK agree sports discount deal

By Fiona Griffiths

Freetrade outlets that stock Carlsberg UK products and those that sign up to BT Sport will be entitled to a 50% discount on a BT Sport subscription under a new deal agreed between the companies.

Dacid McHattie

MA300: 'Pubs must deliver a valuable experience'

By Lewis Brown

The on-trade needs to focus on providing an experience to allow for price elasticity - that was the message from chief executive officer of Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers David McHattie.

Spirit CEO Mike Tye (left) with winner Dritan Oosja and Ops Director David Cabtree

Spirit employees rewarded at annual awards

By Lewis Brown

A group of 20 Spirit Pub Company employees have proved they are “simply the best” at the company’s  annual Best Awards, recognising the most outstanding employees from across the operations team and support centre.

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.

Best Bar None appoints national director

Best Bar None appoints national director

By Michelle Perrett

Best Bar None (BBN), the national award scheme, has appointed Simon Jackson as the new national director. He will report directly to chief executive, Tim Hulme and will take up the post at the beginning of May 2013.

Marston's reports 2.2% rise in like-for-like managed sales

Marston's reports 2.2% rise in like-for-like managed sales

Marston’s, the brewer and pub operator, has reported a 2.2% rise in like-for-like sales in its managed estate for the year to 29 September, and said the growth of its franchise estate has led to operating profits in its tenanted, leased and franchise...

Wetherspoon's boss Tim Martin is one of the letter's signatories

Pub industry chiefs urge Government to help sector on job creation

By John Harrington

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin, Enterprise Inns chief executive Ted Tuppen and Marston’s CEO Ralph Findlay are among 16 leading leisure sector figures to sign letter to The Telegraph calling for Government action to help the industry increase job...

Robertson to leave BII

Robertson to leave BII

By Michelle Perrett

British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) chief executive Neil Robertson is to leave the organisation after three years to take up the role as director of training at apprenticeship providers, Babcock International.

Carling: Molson Coors key brand

Molson Coors profits fall

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Molson Coors Brewing Company, the international brewer, reported a 23% decrease in third quarter profits, which were impacted by higher costs and a weaker-than-expected performance in the UK.

Dyson: pleased with the continued progress

Spirit like-for-likes up 3.8%

By Michelle Perrett

Managed pub company Spirit has reported like-for-like sales in its managed division grew by 3.8% for the 12 weeks to 20 August — driven by strong food sales.

Greene King: adding more London pubs

Greene King to buy Capital for £93m

By Ewan Turney

Greene King has agreed a deal to buy the 34-strong London-based Pub Company for £93m. The Suffolk-based brewer and pub operator has stepped in to...