Positive outlook: chief executive Jonathan Neame

No room for mediocre pubs, says Shepherd Neame boss

By Nicholas Robinson

Shepherd Neame’s focus on revitalising its managed pub estate through investment and acquisition has provided great profits for the Kent-based operator, but that does not signal the demise of the independents.

Vianet revenue up 1.4% but pubs code a threat

Vianet revenue up 1.4% but pubs code a threat

By James Wallin, M&C Report

James Dickson, chairman of beer-flow monitoring company Vianet, has said recent developments in the pubs code and increasing M&A activity in the sector could affect the company’s growth.

How to deal with a licence review

How to deal with a licence review

By Poppleston Allen

The arrival of an application to review your premises licence is almost certainly the most stressful time that you will face as a premises licence holder or designated premises supervisor (DPS). Even well-run premises can be reviewed but it is not necessarily...

JDW reduces long-term opening target

JDW reduces long-term opening target

By John Harrington

JD Wetherspoon, the managed pub operator, is reportedly planning to scale down its pub opening plans, blaming the tax burden being forced on the industry.

M&B: no announcement on new chief executive

M&B sales growth slows

By Mark Wingett, M&C Report

Mitchells & Butlers, the UK's leading managed pub operator, has reported a slowdown in like-for-like sales.

Beer: it's a woman's world

Molson Coors beer set to woo women

By Robyn Black

A new range of beers aimed at women will hit shelves this autumn in the first launch from the BitterSweet Partnership, the female-focused arm of...

Punch Taverns: strategic review unveiled

Punch: Spirit to demerge, leased sell off

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Punch has confirmed it is to demerge its managed pub division before the end of summer and downsize its leased arm to 3,000 "high quality" pubs.

M&B: signed a deal with Brakes Group

M&B unveils seven-year deal with Brakes

By The PMA Team

Mitchells & Butlers has unveiled a seven-year partnership with Brakes Group worth over £200m, delivering significant savings for the company.

Fair Pint's pub set to open soon in Westminster

Fair Pint to open pub near Parliament

By Gemma McKenna

Anti-beer tie lobby group Fair Pint is looking for a pub in Westminster to act as its new HQ. Revenue from the pub — to be called The Fair Pint — will help fund the group.

White Horse in Haverhill: Haslam aims to increase trade to £10K a week

Haslam takes on fourth Enterprise pub

By Ewan Turney

The TLC Group — run by award winning multiple lessee Steve Haslam — has taken on a temporary management contract for Enterprise Inns.

Benner: sparked OFT super complaint

Office of Fair Trading meets pubco chiefs

By The PMA Team

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has held a series of meetings with pub company chiefs in the wake of the Campaign for Real Ale submitting a super-complaint.

Findlay: good time to purchase new builds

Marston's to raise £176m to fund new pubs

By Ewan Turney

Brewer and pub operator Marston's hopes to raise £176m through the issue of 299m new shares to fund the opening of around 30 new build pubs. The company will use approximately £140m of the money to acquire and develop new build pubs.

Michael Turner

Michael Turner

Michael Turner, chairman, Fuller's Corporate goal for the year? To continue to grow both our retail and brewing businesses and deliver excellent...