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 said the uncertainty with the statutory code was unwelcome

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.

If there is an issue with noise of smokers outside, consider recording the behaviour if you don't consider it disruptive

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...