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Justin Phillimore CEO Charles Wells

Charles Wells eyes group pub deals

18 May 2017

Charles Wells chief executive, Justin Phillimore, has told MCA that the company will target group acquisitions alongside organic growth of its managed estate, following the sale of its brewing business to Marston’s.

Marstons MD Richard Westwood

Marston’s: Charles Wells; pub deals; pricing and lodges

18 May 2017

MCA talks to Marston’s chief executive Ralph Findlay and managing director of Marston’s Beer Company, Richard Westwood, on the back of the £55m acquisition of Charles Wells.

Ralph Findlay

Marston’s acquires Charles Wells brewing arm for £55m

18 May 2017

Marston’s has announced the acquisition of the Charles Wells beer and brewing business for £55m.

Matt Grech-Smith and Jeremy Simmonds

Swingers line up site No 2 plus new concept

17 May 2017

Swingers, the crazy golf, street food and bar concept, is planning a second site in the central/west London, as well a new experiential concept in the capital, MCA has learnt.


Cope takes Byron MD role

16 May 2017

Simon Cope, formerly of Wagamama, has joined Byron, the Hutton Collins-backed chain, as its new managing director

Hugh Osmond

Sun puts Strada package on the market

12 May 2017

Sun Capital Partners, the Hugh Osmond-led investment vehicle, has placed a package of 16 Strada sites on the market

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