Bavarian concept: Albert's Schloss winner Neil McLeod with host Gabby Logan (right)

Pubcos pick up top honours at MCA event

By Gary Lloyd

Pub and bar groups including Albert’s Schloss, Loungers and Greene King enjoyed victory at the MCA Hospitality Awards last week (14 March).

Excellent reputation: Steve Goodyear to be succeeded by Young's non-exec chair by Steve Cooke from July 2024

Young's announces non-exec board changes

By Rebecca Weller

Southern England-based pub operator and brewer Young’s & Co has announced Steve Goodyear will step down as non-executive chairman from next summer.

New rules: from 11 January, people who receive a positive lateral flow test result won't need to take a confirmatory PCR test (image: Getty/EllenMoran)

Testing delays ‘causing havoc’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Delays in Covid testing has meant sector staff have had to isolate for almost a fortnight, according to reports.

Reopening date: Young's is aiming to get its pubs open again for 17 May, according to the Government's proposed roadmap

Young’s forecasts positive cash flow by May


Young’s has announced plans to reopen 140 of its managed pubs with outdoor spaces on or around 12 April, as well as an update to its finances which it gives it available borrowing facilities of £225m.