CAMRA appoints new 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.

Hospitality dazzles at Women 1st Shine Awards

Hospitality dazzles at Women 1st Shine Awards

By Ruth Williams, M&C Report

Women in the hospitality sector were recognised in the 2014 Women 1st Shine Awards, which also inducted 17 businesswomen into the Women 1st Top 100 Club.

Brakspear grows managed estate to four pubs

Brakspear grows managed estate to four pubs

By James Wallin

Brakspear, the brewer and pub operator, has added to its fledgling managed estate by bringing the Chequers in Marlow across from its tenanted and leased operation.

Amber Taverns outlines acquisition spend

Amber outlines acquisition spend

By John Harrington

Amber Taverns is due to spend between £6m and £7m per year over the next four years on expansion following the pubco’s £80m sale to funds backed by BlueBay Asset Management and MxP Partners, the company's managing director James Baer has told the...

Spirit to restructure management team

Spirit to restructure management team

By John Harrington

Spirit Pub Company has announced that it is to streamline its management structure by combining its managed operations and commercial functions, in a move that will see current commercial director Clive Briscoe leaving the business at the end of May.

Paul Pavli:

Are you training your people?

By Paul Pavli

When business people take on a pub enterprise, employee training may make an appearance on the ‘to do’ list, but how much of a priority is given to that training?

Pub company Spirit apprenticeship

Pub companies embrace apprenticeships

By John Harrington

The 10 largest managed pub operators expect to employ over 9,000 apprentices during 2014, more than twice as many as last year, new figures show.

Whitbread opens new local community pub

Whitbread pilot site focuses on local community

By Mark Wingett

Whitbread has re-opened its Hobb’s Boat pub near Weston-super-Mare, in Somerset, as a pilot site under a new umbrella called Whitbread Inns, with a focus more on the local community, the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report...

TCG employees awards

TCG recognises top employees in awards

By Ellie Bothwell

Managed pub operator TCG recognised its top performing employees in its 2013 awards ceremony held earlier this week at the Belfry in Warwickshire.

Spirit Leased pub company MD Chris Welham interview

The Big Interview: Chris Welham, Spirit Leased

By Michelle Perrett

Chris Welham, managing director at Spirit Leased, tells Michelle Perrett how he helped turn the ailing business around to build an estate that is now thriving, and how he plans to maintain the success.


NatWest/RBS launch £250m storm fund

By Mark Wingett

NatWest and RBS have launched a £250m UK Storm Business Fund to provide short term, interest free financing to speed recovery for businesses affected by recent floods and gales.

OFT pub statutory code warning

Statutory Code: OFT warns Govt on pubco intervention

By John Harrington

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has warned the Government that plans to intervene in the tenanted pub model could lead to higher rents for tenants and higher prices for customers.

Molson Coors Tradeteam

Molson Coors sells stake in Tradeteam

By John Harrington

Molson Coors has sold its stake in Tradeteam, the UK drinks logistics business, to global logistics firm DHL Supply Chain for an undisclosed sum.

Awards ALMR licensing Wetherspoon Greene King

Top operations managers announced at ALMR awards ceremony

By Lewis Brown

Will Fotheringham of JD Wetherspoon and Barrie Robinson of Greene King Pub Partners have been named Area Manager and Business Development Manager of the Year respectively in the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) Operations Managers Awards,...


Register for the #PubsOpsClub

By Rob Willock

‘Inspiring excellence in operations management’ is the aim of a new, free-to-attend networking club for pub company area managers and business development managers.

Caledonian Brewery Stephen Crawley

Caledonian Brewery MD Stephen Crawley to step down

By John Harrington

Caledonian Brewery, the Heineken-owned Scottish brewer, has announced that Stephen Crawley is to stand down as managing director at the end of 2013 after 20 years at the company.