Gallery: MA500 hits Liverpool

Gallery: MA500 hits Liverpool

By Nikkie Sutton

The MA500 business club hit Liverpool this month (Thursday 18 May) and included top tips from operators inside and outside the trade before an evening of networking at some of the city's finest venues.

Opportunity: Be At One operations director Andrew Stones reveals what the city has to offer

MA500 Member Profile: Andrew Stones on why Liverpool is a good bet

By Nikkie Sutton

After its inception in 1998, Be At One now has more than 30 bars across the country. After opening its Liverpool site just six months ago, operations director Andrew Stones outlines why operators should consider the thriving city and what it has to offer...

The Botanist Newcastle general manager Andrew Shiel-Redfern

Great British Pub Awards

Pub Awards: Best Managed Winner - The Botanist, Newcastle


Since opening on the top floor of Monument Mall in Newcastle town centre, New World Trading Company’s the Botanist has gone from strength to strength, taking upwards of £6m in its first year and delivering up to 3,000 covers a week.

The recently sold Crown in Lichfield, Staffordshire

City centres are embracing resurgence in sales

By Paul Davey

Despite the belief surburban towns are outgunning their big brothers, cities are embracing a positive change in property use, says Paul Davey, managing director at Davey Co

Eclectic would consider group acquisitions

Eclectic says group acquisitions a possibility

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Eclectic, the listed bar group, would look at groups for acquisitions as it sees the potential for consolidation in the late-night market, chief executive Reuben Harley has said.

Liverpool is one of the cities challenging London for its rate of pub openings

Regional cities rival London for pub openings

By John Harrington

Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool are starting to rival London for the rate of new pub openings, as cities continue to dominate new openings at the expense of towns and suburbs.