Orchid Group

Kotrys leaves as M&B prepares to close Orchid’s head office in St Albans this month


Property director steps down from M&B

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Paul Kotrys has stepped down as property director at Orchid, which is part of Mitchells & Butlers, to take up a role at property agency James A Baker, the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report understands.

M&B has confirmed it is in talks to buy the bulk of Orchid pubs

M&B in exclusive talks to buy 175 Orchid pubs

By James Wallin

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has confirmed that it has in exclusive talks to buy the majority of the Orchid estate – with the rest to be placed in administration.

Longshot seeks £10m growth

Longshot seeks £10m growth

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Longshot, the business led by entrepreneurs Joel Cadbury and Ollie Vigors, has launched a new round of fundraising as it looks to raise up to £10m to expand its four-strong Bel & The Dragon brand.

Checks: calorie-labelling legislation could come in by 2013

Orchid slams calorie labelling

By Lesley Foottit

A leading managed pub operator, Orchid Group, has described the pressure for pub-cos to introduce calorie labelling as “the new smoking vendetta”.

Express: now sold in Orchid pubs

Orchid sells newspapers to pub customers

By Jo Bruce

Orchid Group has teamed up with Express Newspapers to become the first pub operator to sell newspapers and magazines directly to customers. Some 30...

Dunn (L): Manager of the Year

Orchid dishes out Halo Awards to pubs

By Lesley Foottit

The Orchid Group's first Halo Awards took place last week at the Pacific Oriental in London where eight awards were presented. More than 500...

Orchid: Christmas bookings up on 2009

Orchid forecasts busy Christmas season

By Lesley Foottit

It's shaping up to be a good Christmas for the Orchid Group with bookings already 10% ahead of last year. The managed operator has booked more than...

Happy Birthday to you: Orchid keeping staff spirits high

Orchid to celebrate 6,500 staff birthdays

By Ewan Turney

Orchid Group is to send each and every on of its employees a free drink voucher and card on their birthday. It is another example of Orchid's...


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