Blue sky thinking: 'The level of optimism and positivity in the business, after a very, very challenging period, is sky high at the moment,' Shepherd Neame CEO Jonathan Neame said

‘Number one priority is to restore the business’

By Stuart Stone

Sharing a heartland with Covid-19’s ‘Kent variant’ has seen the vast majority of Shepherd Neame’s 300-odd sites shuttered for more than five months. As such, CEO Jonathan Neame is looking forward to what he believes will be a ‘very good summer’.

Pub saves the (wedding) day

Pub saves the (wedding) day

As if proof were ever needed that pubs are the savior of everything, two Bedfordshire licensees did the industry proud last weekend by providing a last-minute wedding reception venue to a stricken couple.