Multi-Site Pub Operators

Planet matters: Hamish Stoddart (centre) and Simon Heppner (right)

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Peach boss urges operators to be net zero

By Gary Lloyd

Peach Pub Company founder and managing director Hamish Stoddart has urged all operators to cut their carbon footprints and become net zero.

Unauthorised streams: accessing illegal content is also a crime

FACT and Sky highlight dangers of illegal streaming to licensees

By Sky Business

With the football season back in full swing, Sky and FACT, world leaders in intellectual property protection, are working together to warn licensees of the dangers of unscrupulous suppliers who may be approaching them with low-cost, but illegal, ways...

Unbeatable atmosphere: Dianne Irving of Drouth Ltd (centre) says pubs have the edge by being a centre for social contact

Opinion

Socialisation on a grand scale

By Dianne Irving, managing director, Drouth Ltd

Last week, I attended the MA Leaders Club event in Leeds. This event, formerly known as the MA 500, can only be described as first rate.

Awards ceremony: GBPA 2021 was streamed at the live party at Greenwood, Victoria, London

GBPA 2021

Having a blast on social media

By Gary Lloyd

The Morning Advertiser looks at the social media activity of those involved in the Great British Pub Awards (GBPA) after the event and category winners were announced.

Industry information: Lumina Intelligence commercial director Ed Sibley outlined the latest insights at the MA Leaders Club conference

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37 pubs and bars closed per week in 2020

By Nikkie Thatcher

The pub and bar sector saw a net loss of 1,930 venues during 2020, with £13.9bn being wiped off the total market value from 2019, according to an industry report.

What are City Pub Co's latest results?

City Pub Co to double size of estate to 100 pubs

By Michelle Perrett

City Pub Co has revealed it wants to double the size of its estate to 100 pubs focusing on a cluster strategy, Clive Watson, executive chairman has told The Morning Advertiser.

Acquisition trail: Brunning & Price looking for new sites

Brunning & Price on acquisition trail

By Michelle Perrett

Brunning & Price, the 55-strong pub chain, run by The Restaurant Group (TRG) is on the acquisition trail looking for is large and period or characterful leasehold or freehold sites in affluent rural, town and city centre locations across England and...

Exclusive use: the MA Leaders Club is open to multi-site pub owners and operators

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How do I become a member of The MA Leaders Club?

By The Morning Advertiser

Want to join the biggest group of multi-site pub owners and operators you’re ever likely to see in one place? Well look no further – our comprehensive guide to the MA Leaders Club awaits below…

Multi-site operator: the group also operates a commercial property portfolio, Barkby Hospitality (comprising Barkby Pubs and Workshop Coffee) and Centurian Automotive Ltd (image: Getty/John Lamb)

Barkby Pubs trade strongly on reopening

By Michelle Perrett

Barkby Group, the pub gastro pub operator and diversified business group, said despite the fact its pubs were materially impacted by Covid-19 and national lockdown, it has traded ahead of expectations between 17 May and 30 June 2021, when restrictions...

Face-to-face event: the MA Leaders Club event will be taking place on Thursday 23 September in Leeds (image: Getty/Duncan Cuthbertson)

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Full MA Leaders Club Leeds event agenda confirmed

By Nikkie Thatcher

The recently rebranded MA Leaders Club will be hosting its first event, and the first face to face event for the club in a year and a half, later this year.

Greater impact: ‘Just as I was starting to make a few quid for the first time in 15 months it has been completely wiped out and more’

Opinion

Isolation notices: The shark in the shallows

By Tim Tomlinson, operator of the White Cross, Merchants 1688, the Stonewall Tap, Lancaster, Lancashire

I am sure everyone in the sector is extremely happy about the news we will be allowed to open more or less as normal from 19 July.

What's in the news 2 July

MA's Review of the Week

‘Staying open is a challenge’

By Ed Bedington

This week’s headlines highlight the ongoing staffing challenges faced by the sector alongside closures of venues due to self-isolation. The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington also caught up with Alastair Scott, managing director of Catton Hospitality...

Multiple operator: Insolvency specialists were seeking a buyer for Rileys Sports Bars in 2020 (image: Getty/monsitj)

Rileys Sports Bars reports above expected trading

By Nikkie Thatcher

Thirteen-strong multiple operator Rileys Sports Bars has announced growth of 9% compared to 2019 across its estate for the three weeks since reopening on Monday 17 May.

Cash injection: Robinsons has invested across its estate during the coronavirus pandemic

Robinsons pub investment continues

By Nikkie Thatcher

North-west based brewer and operator Robinsons has invested millions into its pub estate amid the coronavirus crisis.

North Bar and North Brewing Co Fiona Potts Big Interview

Big interview

Secrets behind the success of North Bar/North Brewing Co

By Nikkie Thatcher

Off the back of North Bar/North Brewing Co’s recent win at the 2021 Publican Awards, The Morning Advertiser caught up (virtually of course) with head of retail Fiona Potts just before the company opened its latest venue for outdoor trading.

Done deal: Nightcap acquired all but two of Adventure Bar Group's sites (image: Getty/scyther5)

Nightcap raises £10m through share placing

By Georgi Gyton, MCA

Nightcap has raised £10m through a share placing in order to further its investment strategy and to roll out its recent acquisition of Adventure Bar Group (ABG).

Group takeover: Tonight Josephine is one Adventure Bar's brands that is included in the transaction

Adventure Bar acquired by Nightcap

By Nikkie Thatcher

Recently formed hospitality group Nightcap has completed its second purchase by acquiring the owner of brands including Blame Gloria and Tonight Josephine, Adventure Bar Group.