Pub Companies

'Business closing' burden: 'the prospect of coming out of this with considerable debt, largely as a result of substantial rent arrears, doesn’t bear thinking about,' Martin Roper explains

Pub companies must share the pain

By Martin Roper

Multiple operator Martin Roper has found himself caught between four different landlords in the debate on pub rents.

BIS minister Anna Soubry said she 'knew she had upset the pubcos'

Pubs code

British Beer and Pub Association hits out at 'unworkable' pubs code

By Emily Sutherland

British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) chief executive Brigid Simmonds has said key parts of the final version of the pubs code are ‘unworkable’ and that she will be seeking an urgent meeting with Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) ministers.

Results from a recent tenant track survey found 83% of tenants believe their BDM understands their business

FLVA president: good relationship with BDM is vital

By Emily Sutherland

Licensees must strive to forge closer relationships with their business development managers (BDMs) and pub companies, according to Federation of Licensed Victuallers Association (FLVA) president Michelle Dwan.

Punch Taverns stress all help has been given


Punch tenant calls for more pubco support

By Emily Sutherland

A Punch Taverns tenant has urged pub companies to provide more support after falling behind with rent payments and being asked to leave her pub after seven years.

What does 2015 hold for the property market? (img: flickr - Elliot Brown)

Pub property predictions for 2015

By Ellie Bothwell

How will the pub property market perform in 2015? The Publican’s Morning Advertiser speaks to the agents in the know.

It means managed houses will be required to audit and report on energy use from their pubs

BBPA fears cost of new energy audits

By Ellie Bothwell

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has expressed its concerns over new Government regulations that will force large managed pub companies to pay thousands of pounds to conduct energy audits.