Brannigans: bar chain owned by Cougar

Cougar Leisure reports profits

By The PMA Team

The 14-strong Cougar Leisure has reported a pre-tax profit of £237,348 in its first full year to 31 July 2009.

Heavitree: restructuring has helped

Heavitree: 29.8% drop in turnover

By Ewan Turney

Devon-based pub company Heavitree has reported a 29.8% drop in turnover for the year to 31 October 2009 following the transfer of its managed pubs to...

Hydes: tough year

Hydes renegotiated debt

By The PMA Team

Manchester brewer and pub retailer Hydes managed to renegotiate its bank borrowing last year after a cash squeeze caused a covenant breach.

Enterprise Inns: set to annnounce changes in its support packages

Enterprise set to unveil new agreements

By Ewan Turney

Enterprise Inns is set to unveil a range of new lease agreements and support packages in the coming weeks as it seeks to attract new tenants and help...

Findlay: creditable performance in challenging conditions

Profits dip at Marston's

By Ewan Turney

Operating profit at brewer and pub operator Marston's fell 5.7% to £147.4m for the year to 3 October, reflecting a weaker performance from its...

Anand: quick and decisive action has helped

Greene King reports 'strong' performance

By The PMA Team

Greene King has reported a "strong performance" with a 2.8% rise in profit before tax to £62.4m for the 24 weeks to 18 October.  Revenue was...

Davison: marketing is key

Top host: watch those margins

By Tony Halstead

Tight financial controls and successful marketing are the key ingredients to running a profitable pub, licensees were told at a trade seminar today....

AWPs: IPC wants delay on tax changes

IPC: delay pub AWP machine tax changes

By John Harrington

The Government should drop plans to tax gaming machines on their gross profit until the pubco machine tie is scrapped. That's according to the...

Oliver: recipe for success

Profits up for Jamie Oliver

By M&C Report

Jamie Oliver Holdings saw its profits soar 82% to nearly £7m last year, but the chef's Jamie's Italian restaurant chain made a loss due to its rapid...

Jonathan Adnam

Jonathan Adnam

By The PMA Team

Jonathan Adnam chairman, Adnams (41) Why he is on the list: Taking an environmental stance has given Adnams, one of the oldest brewers in the land, a...

Jonathan Neame: strong performance in economic climate

Shepherd Neame hit by rising costs

By Ewan Turney

Kent based brewer and operator Shepherd Neame has reported a 7.2% increase in turnover for the six months to 27 December 2008 but profits were hit by...

Anand: tough conditions ahead

Greene King: £1.8m on tenant support

By Ewan Turney

Greene King splashed out £1.8m in helping its tenants overcome one of the "toughest trading periods for many years" in the 24 weeks to 19 October...

On the up: Hall & Woodhouse is investing in its portfolio

Profits increase at Hall & Woodhouse

By The PMA Team

Dorset brewer Hall & Woodhouse has increased profit before tax "despite difficult trading conditions". The company boosted turnover from £86.2m...

Old Orleans: worst performing part of Regent

Regent's restaurants are worst division

By The PMA Team

The restaurant division of Regent Inns, overwhelmingly made up of Old Orleans sites, emerged as the company's worst performer in the year to 28 June....

Regent Inns profits down £58.1m

Regent Inns profits down £58.1m

By John Harrington

Walkabout operator Regent Inns has reported a loss of £58.1m in "the most challenging [period] in the group's history".

The average tenant could make just £3,000 profit next year

Tenant profits could drop to just £3,000

By Ewan Turney

The profit of the average tenant could drop to as little as £3,000 over the next year, a senior market analyst has warned. Mark Brumby of Blue Oar...

Pub profits down 15% since smoke ban

Pub profits down 15% since smoke ban

By Graham Ridout

The dire financial state of many pubs is revealed in a survey of 500 tenants carried out by the MA. The most startling statistic is that 10% of pubs...