Corporate Governance

Plea: trade bodies are calling on the Government for business rate relief

Industry bosses join to battle business rates

By Nikkie Sutton

Trade leaders have teamed up to call on the Government for “immediate business rates relief” for pubs and restaurants ahead of the Budget next month (March).

New boss: Phil Whitehead appointed UK and Ireland MD for Molson Coors


New UK MD for Molson Coors

By Nicholas Robinson

Molson Coors has promoted its former European chief supply chain officer Phil Whitehead to managing director of its UK and Ireland businesses, The Morning Advertiser can exclusively reveal.  

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.

Heineken's Jeremy Beadles corporate relations director

People News

Heineken's Beadles switches to Asia-Pacific role

By Mike Berry

Brewer Heinken has announced that Jeremy Beadles, currently UK corporate relations director, has been promoted to the role of corporate relations director for the Asia Pacific Region, and will be relocating to Singapore over the summer.

Ex-Duck & Waffle chef takes up head chef mantle

New opening

Fuller’s opens newly built pub on the Thames

By Nicholas Robinson

Fuller’s has opened its latest new-build pub on the River Thames, the Sail Loft on Greenwich Reach, with room for 300 customers and a nautical-themed menu designed by ex-Duck & Waffle chef Jacek Zywa.

The tie-up will help JJ become a big player in fish and chips

Foodservice distributors

JJ Foodservice dives into seafood tie-up

By Nicholas Robinson

Wholesaler and supplier JJ Foodservice has announced a sourcing and supply chain agreement with fish distributor Unique Seafood.

Lawson Mountstevens is Star's new managing director

People News

Heineken appoints new MD of Star Pubs & Bars

By Mike Berry

Star Pubs & Bars has appointed a new managing director to directly represent the c.1000-strong tenanted and leased pub business on the board of parent company Heineken UK.

The MA300 club heads to Nottingham in January 2016

MA300 Business Club

Top operators and experts line up for MA300 Nottingham event

By Mike Berry

Experts in finance, licensing, brewing and property, along with a number of top operators, will be speaking at the next MA300 business club, the PMA’s free-to-attend club for multi-site pub retailers.

Top 10 pub games: What's your vote?


Top 10 pub games: What's your vote?

By Oli Gross

The Publican's Morning Advertiser reveals an expert's top ten games for pubs - but which do you think is best?James Masters, managing director of Masters Games - which specialists in pub games - gave the PMA his top ten and explained why each...

New Charles Wells chief executive Justin Phillimore

People News

Charles Wells appoints new chief executive

By Mike Berry

Charles Wells, the Bedford-based brewer and pub operator, has announced a restructure of its board with Justin Phillimore becoming chief executive.

Former Tesco exec, Greg Sage

Former Tesco exec joins Greene King

By Ruth Williams, MC Allegra FS

A former Tesco executive has joined Greene King in the newly created role of communications director.

The appointment completes the restructure of the company


Stonegate appoints M&B man to top role

By James Wallin, M&C Report

Managed pub operator Stonegate has announced that Nick Andrews, currently brand operations director at Mitchells & Butlers, will join the company as managing director of its Traditional Pubs business.

Loungers is planning to add a third site in Southampton

Nick Collins becomes Loungers MD

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Loungers, the Bristol-based all-day café/bar operator, has appointed chief operating officer Nick Collins as its new managing director, the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report has learnt.

Wetherspoon: Internal appointment

JDW makes internal FD appointment

By Mark Wingett

JD Wetherspoon has looked internally to cover its vacant finance director role, promoting Ben Whitley, who has been with the company since 1999, on an interim basis.

Tim Page is the new CAMRA chief executive

CAMRA appoints new chief executive

By James Wallin

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has announced its new chief executive, three months after Mike Benner left the post.

Senior directors at Young's saw a hike in their remuneration last year

Pay rises for Young's directors as bonus package doubles

By John Harrington

Senior directors of Young’s, the London-based pub operator, saw substantial uplifts in their remuneration packages in 2013/2014 after total bonuses paid almost doubled from £506,323 to just over £1m.

Weston Castle, which owns the Railway in Accrington wants to add to its portfolio

Weston Castle eyes funding options for expansion

By John Harrington

Weston Castle, the northern England-based pub operator, is exploring different finance options including crowdfunding to fund acquisitions and investments under the leadership of Lesley Humphreys, who became managing director in February.

Pubs are reporting a pick-up in trade so far this year

Pubs report positive first quarter in 2014

By John Harrington

Trading in the first three months of 2014 has been broadly positive for operators, who are generally optimistic about the year ahead, a snap poll by the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report has found.

Greene King placed the c.300-strong package of tenanted pubs on the market last year

May Capital lines up former Enterprise MD for pubs role

By Mark Wingett

May Capital, the private-equity group led by Noah Bulkin, has lined up Gerry Carroll — former MD at Enterprise Inns and Little Chef — to manage the c.300-strong tenanted pubs package it is in advanced talks to acquire from Greene King (GK).

Novus chief executive Steve Richards left the company last month

Novus head office jobs in jeopardy

By Mark Wingett

Novus, the LGV Capital and Hutton Collins-backed operator of premium bars and restaurants, is entering into a consultation process at its London head office, which is likely to lead to a number of redundancies, the Publican's Morning Advertiser's...

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.