Spirit Pub Company

Greene King issues Brexit warning despite growth

Greene King issues Brexit warning despite growth

By Oli Gross

Greene King has warned licensees that consumer confidence may be affected by Brexit, after reporting strong financial results in a ‘transformational year’ for the pubco.

Greene King has legally completed its acquisition of Spirit Pub Company

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Greene King completes Spirit acquisition

By Mark Wingett, M&C Allegra

Greene King has officially completed the £774m acquisition of Spirit Pub Company to create what is described as “a real force to be reckoned with”.

Spirit reveals profit rise

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Spirit reveals profit rise

By Mark Wingett, M&C Allegra

Spirit Pub Company, which is set to become part of Greene King, has this morning reported a 1.5% increase in like-for-like sales across its managed division, with net sales up 4.5% and EBITDA up by 6% to £59.8m.

Greene King added 11 sites to its retail estate at a total cost of £14.5m during the financial period

Greene King reports half-year revenue growth

By James Wallin, M&C Report

Greene King has reported revenue growth of 5.3% across its retained business to £613.1m with profit before tax up 3% for the 24 weeks to 19 October.

Magners producer C&C Group poised to up Spirit bid

Magners producer C&C Group poised to up Spirit bid

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

C&C Group, the drinks group behind Magners, has set out the rationale behind its approach for Spirit Pub Company yesterday, with sources close to the company suggesting that it is preparing a further bid for the Chef & Brewer operator.

The ALMR has announced 20 finalists for its operations managers awards

ALMR Ops Awards finalists revealed

By James Wallin

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has announced the finalists for its Operations Managers Awards 2014.

The portfolio includes 47 Spirit pubs

Bids in for £650m pub and hotel portfolio

By Mark Wingett

First round bids have been submitted for a portfolio of c200 hotels and pubs, which is believed to be valued at up to £650m according to the PMA’s sister title M&C Report.

Spirit CEO Mike Tye (left) with winner Dritan Oosja and Ops Director David Cabtree

Spirit employees rewarded at annual awards

By Lewis Brown

A group of 20 Spirit Pub Company employees have proved they are “simply the best” at the company’s  annual Best Awards, recognising the most outstanding employees from across the operations team and support centre.

Sales in Spirit's managed estate grew by 1.6% in the year to 17 August

Spirit reports managed like-for-like sales rise

By John Harrington

Spirit Pub Company has reported a 1.6% rise in like-for-like sales in its managed arm in the 52 weeks to 17 August and says it plans to add sites to its estate in 2013/14.

Mike Tye is chief executive of Spirit Pub Company

The Big Interview: Mike Tye

By Phil Mellows

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?

Spirit: 'In line with expectations'

Like-for-like sales up at Spirit

By Mark Wingett

Spirit Pub Company, the managed pub operator, has this morning reported a 6.2% increase in like-for-like sales across its managed estate for the 16 weeks to 10 December, and said it was on track to meet full year expectations.

Tye: stepping up to the top role

Tye named chief executive at Spirit Pub Company

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Spirit Pub Company has reported a 5.2% rise in like-for-like sales across its managed estate for the year to 20th August and confirmed that chief executive Ian Dyson will be succeeded by his current deputy Mike Tye on 16th December this year.