Punch Taverns, the tenanted and leased pub operator, is to focus on helping its pubs improve their marketing by issuing all its licensees with a CD featuring marketing advice along with a copy of the quarterly guide Marketing Your Pub.
I don’t always get the opportunity to catch up on what’s happening in the PMA, but having a spare 10 minutes the other day I picked up the 17 January edition and had a leaf through – more to see if I had been reported saying anything “outspoken” than...
Punch Taverns has this morning said that its average profit per pub is stable and overall profit performance is in line with management expectations, while discussions regarding a financial restructuring of the business were ongoing.
If you had to choose someone to venture into the jungle with, although hopefully it won’t come to that, your first choice would obviously be Ray Mears, Bear Grylls being a bit of a chancer. But if reliable Ray’s not available, how about Mike Tye?
The BII (British Institute of Innkeeping) is working with Punch Taverns to improve access to finance for licensees wishing to purchase the freehold of their pub, or to buy another pub on the open market.