English-Language Films

Revolution: continued success

Inventive's 40% profit rise

By The PMA Team

The Revolution vodka bar operator Inventive Leisure has reported a 40% increase in operating profit in its most recent year. The company, with 64...

Draft House: new role for Suga Gunam

Draft House appoints ops director

By Ewan Turney

The Draft House, the small group of pubs owned by Charlie McVeigh, has appointed Suga Gunam as operations director. Gunam joins Draft House...

Buffalo Trace mint julep st Drake & Morgan

Bourbon gets a push at Drake & Morgan

By Robyn Black

Drake & Morgan bars will be pushing sales of bourbon in the new year, as part of a tie up with the Buffalo Trace brand. All four of the group's...

Bar Boosters: take away pizza

25% take up S&NPC Bar Boosters scheme

By Lesley Foottit

A quarter of Scottish & Newcastle Pub Company lessees have taken up the company's diversification Bar Boosters scheme after just six months.

Will Thomas: promotion

Promotions unveiled at Fleurets

By Ewan Turney

Property agent Fleurets has unveiled a host of promotions with Will Thomas and Adrian Vickery promoted to associate level. James Davies, Andy...

Pubwatch: wants tougher sentences for assaults on bar staff

Attacked bar staff urged to speak out

By Tony Halstead

Licensees, bar staff and doorstaff who've been attacked at work have been urged to give feedback to the agency that's reviewing sentencing guidelines.

British Pub Week chair Inez Ward, Ian Ronayne and Neil Robertson

BII boss behind bar for British Pub Week

By Lesley Foottit

BII chief executive Neil Robertson did his part for the pub trade last night by stepping behind the bar to serve punters in aid of British Pub Week....

Charles Wells: new trading styles guide

Charles Wells redefines pub estate

By Ewan Turney

Charles Wells has redefined its tenanted estate into five trading styles following a review carried out with the help of experienced licensees. As...

Lee with his step daughter

Family of Paul Lee: 'Tuppen should quit'

By Lesley Foottit

The family of the licensee who died after Enterprise failed to ensure the pub was safe have joined a call for the resignation of chief executive Ted Tuppen.

Giant Robot: one of Rushmore Group's venues

Downey outlines Rushmore's future

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Johnathan Downey, the bar entrepreneur behind Giant Robot and Redhook, has revealed the Rushmore Group will return an ebitda of £800,000.

RICS: rent guidance could be available by the end of the year

RICS paper could mean fairer pub rents

By Ewan Turney

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) valuation paper on setting pub rents has been finalised, the MA understands.

Ha Ha buyer given extra four weeks

Ha Ha buyer given extra four weeks

By The PMA Team

Industry sources report that the putative buyer for Bay Restaurants' Ha Ha Bar & Grill brand have been given another four weeks to complete the...

Thieves recreated con seen in BBC's Real Hustle TV show

Brazen thieves pinch pub fruit machine

By Gemma McKenna

Thieves recreated a scam shown on the Real Hustle TV show to steal a licensee's fruit machine from right under their nose. The Ring O'Bells in...

Tuppen: not standing down

Tuppen: I'm staying put at Enterprise

By Ewan Turney

Enterprise Inns boss Ted Tuppen has vowed to remain at the helm of the tenanted pubco to steer it through the choppy waters of recession and reform. In an exclusive interview, he said some positive reforms had come out of BISC.

Thurlby: local hero in Bakewell

Tiger Best bitter crowns Local Hero winner

By Lesley Foottit

Former licensee Patrick Thurlby from Derbyshire has been crowned winner of Everards' Tiger Best Bitter Support Your Local Hero contest. Thurlby, now...

Bad behaviour crackdown in Newquay

Teenager sent home in Newquay crackdown

By Lesley Foottit

A teenager has been sent home from Newquay for drunk and unruly behaviour as part of a police crackdown on underage drinking. The 16-year-old boy...