Stonegate Pub Company

Pub sector champion: Stonegate's Ian Payne receives MBE in Queen's birthday honours

Pub luminary recognised in Queen’s birthday honours 2018

By Claire Churchard

Ian Payne, founder and chairman of Stonegate Pub Company, has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours for services to the hospitality and pub industry with a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award.

Simon Longbottom, CEO, Stonegate Pub Company

My Shout: Simon Longbottom, CEO, Stonegate Pub Company

By Simon Longbottom

Our industry is facing unprecedented inflationary and political challenges, and many are in the area of people and employment, the national living wage, the apprenticeship levy and the potential post-Brexit shortfall in labour to name but three.

Be at One completes £20m refinancing

Be at One completes £20m refinancing

By Mark Wingett, MCA

Be At One, the Piper-backed cocktail bar group, has completed a £20m refinancing, and ended the sales process it started earlier this year.

Apprenticeship: Stonegate boss Longbottom has urged the government to rethink the levy

Apprenticeship Levy

Pub boss calls for rethink on apprenticeship plans

By Ed Bedington

The government’s plans to impose an apprenticeship levy could put the brakes on the ability of the industry to train efficiently, a leading pub operator has warned.