Jw Lees

Regional growth: (l-r) managing director William Lees-Jones, general manager Neil Gorman and chairman Richard Lees-Jones

JW Lees continues its north-west expansion

By Emily Hawkins

Manchester-based brewery JW Lees has continued its expansion in the north-west with the acquisition of a Cheshire coaching inn to its portfolio.

Pub properties: December's big deals


December's done deals

By Liam Coleman

An additional pub for the JW Lees estate and an iconic community pub are among the biggest and best pub deals in December.

William Lees-Jones:

The National Living Wage will lead to more pub closures

By William Lees-Jones

When George Osborne announced the introduction of the National Living Wage in July he surprised everybody. It came out of the blue and was a shameless political coup from a recently-elected government aimed at scoring points over other political parties.

JW Lees is accelerating its growth plans

Roy Ellis joins JW Lees board as adviser

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Roy Ellis, founder and ex-chief executive of Inventive Leisure, is to join the management board of JW Lees, the Manchester-based brewer and pub operator, as an external adviser, as the company accelerates its growth plans.


The Big Interview: William Lees-Jones, JW Lees

By Phil Mellows

JW Lees is poised for growth thanks to developing the best bits of tradition and not being afraid to close failing pubs, managing director William Lees-Jones tells Phil Mellows. Free pies have helped, too.