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Who will win? Publican Awards winners to be announced soon

Publican Awards: the 2018 finalists

By MA editorial

We’re heading into the finishing straight of the Publican Awards chase, and the trade will be keen to pick out their favourites from our final round-up of runners and riders.

Future plans: Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand said the pubco will target further market outperformance

Greene King reports strong annual results


Greene King has this morning reported a 1.5% increase in like-for-like sales across its managed division in the 52 weeks to 30 April 2017, driven by a good Christmas, a stronger fourth quarter and a strong performance from its Greene King Locals pubs.

What to expect from the lease reassignment process


What to expect from the lease reassignment process

By Liam Coleman

We've given you some tips on how to prepare for a lease assignment. Hopefully that will give you the confidence for the challenge that awaits. In the second part of this two-part series, it’s time to go through the actual process. 

Leases: How to sell on your pub business


Leases: How to sell on your pub business

By Paul Davey

You’ve been in your current pub for five years and you’d like to realise your assets and take a break before you decide on the next challenge in your career. Trouble is there’s five years left on your lease and no one has told you how to go about assigning...

A team from Charles Wells cycled from Bedford to Paris, raising £20,000

In pictures: this month's charity round up

By Emily Sutherland

Pubs, breweries and pubcos are renowned for their support of charities-with the latest research reporting fundraising is at an all-time high and an average of £2,742 raised per pub. The PMA reports on the industry’s latest fund raising efforts. 

David Bruce said some of the money will go towards a new brewery

City Pub Company to spend £15m on estate

By James Wallin, M&C Report

The City Pub Company will spend its Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund  of £15m in the next six months on building a pub estate, co-founder David Bruce has told the Publican's Morning Advertiser's sister title M&C Report.

Clive Watrson said he was delighted at City Pub Company's new acquisitions

City Pub Company snaps up another two sites

By John Harrington

City Pub Company has continued its expansion with the acquisition of a flagship Brighton pub for £4.5m and the leasehold of a west London site.

Spirit Pub Company awards waste sustainability

Double awards success for Spirit

By Lewis Brown

Spirit Pub Company has been recognised for its waste management systems after being named a winner at The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards and The Sustainability Leader Awards.

Enterprise Inns wins latest PICA-Service case

Enterprise Inns wins latest PICA-Service case

By Michelle Perrett

Enterprise Inns was found not to have breached its Code of Practice in the latest Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service (PICA-Service) case.


Big Interview: Peter Linacre, New Pub Company

By Phil Mellows

Size isn’t everything any more for Peter Linacre. Since the collapse of Massive he’s been focusing on a more modest venture, as Phil Mellows discovers

Spirit remains on track

Spirit remains on track

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Spirit Pub Company said this morning that it remained on track to deliver full year expectations after reporting continued strong sales growth across its managed estate during its second quarter.

Bird: third site

Third site for Cheshire Cat

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars, the pub company headed by trade veterans Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin, has opened its third site and is eyeing another three.

Tchenguiz: set up Globe

Blue Star Pub Co pays down £14m

By The PMA Team

Blue Star Pub Company, the 400-strong freehold tenanted pub firm owned by Heineken, has paid down £14m of its original £180m purchase price in the...

Clive Watson

Capital pre-tax profits up 48%

By Michelle Perrett

Capital Pub Company, the London-based manage pub chain, has reported adjusted pre-tax profits up 48% to £6.8m for the 52 weeks until 26 March. The...

Idyllic: Whyte Harte

Couch & Hall grab fourth S&NPC site

By The PMA Team

Two former managed pub company executives have taken on their fourth Scottish & Newcastle Pub Company (S&NPC) site.

Adam and Eve: exceeded expectations

Cockburns open second gastropub

By Lesley Foottit

Tim and Nic Cockburn opened their second gastropub in London's Mill Hill Village at the beginning of December. They took on a lease at the Adam and...

Punch: looking to roll scheme out on a national basis

Punch targets job seekers for pub trade

By Ewan Turney

Punch Pub Company has offered 10 job seekers in Warrington a taste of life working in a pub. Punch teamed up with Warrington Collegiate and Job...

MA200: top speakers lined up

Top speakers lined up for MA200 meet

By The PMA Team

A top line-up of speakers has been unveiled for the November meeting of the MA200 club for managed multiple retailers. The event, on Wednesday, 3...