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  • Chris Jowsey

    Admiral Taverns sees profits down by a third


    Admiral Taverns has achieved an underlying operating profit of £11.1m, down from £17.2m in 2019, for the 52 weeks to 30 May 2020.

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    Admiral warns of mass closures if outdoor-only pub policy goes ahead


    Chris Jowsey, chief executive of Admiral Taverns has warned that up to 25% of its pubs could close if the government brings in an outdoor-only policy when restrictions are relaxed for pubs.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Sunak’s sector support – help out or wash out?


    The Chancellor, it seems, has done it again. For all the pre-emptive whispers of potential VAT cuts and unprecedented (in the UK, at least) voucher schemes, Rishi Sunak’s Summer Economic Update didn’t disappoint. But if the coronavirus crisis has taught us anything, it’s that glorious headlines don’t always equate to glorious results – something hospitality’s ‘squeezed middle’ know all too well. So how will Sunak’s Plan for Jobs work in reality?

  • Chris Jowsey

    Admiral Taverns to offer tenant support to April 2021


    Admiral Taverns’ tenants are being offered tapered rent support from reopening all the way through to April next year, the company has announced.

  • Chris Jowsey

    Admiral to ask tenants for rent contribution


    Admiral Taverns will ask some pub operators to contribute towards rent for May and June, as it seeks to balance “short-term and long-term needs”.

  • Greene King

    Admiral, Greene King and St Austell to offer click and collect grocery


    Online wholesaler StarStock has teamed up with Brakes, Coca-Cola European Partners and Use Your Local to launch, an e-commerce platform for pubs to offer essential groceries like bread, eggs and milk via click and collect. Admiral, Greene King and St Austell have all signed up. Admiral CEO Chris Jowsey said: “We are doing everything we can to support our pub operators through this extremely challenging period.

  • Chris Jowsey

    Admiral “pleased” with performance against “challenging backdrop”


    Admiral Taverns has said underlying group EBITDA rose 6.2% on the previous year to £23.7m, after it released its results for the 52 Weeks ending 1 June 2019. It also said like for like sales at its 713-strong retained estate were up 4.3%. And it said it had invested £8.1m over the last 12 months and its estate was now valued at £259.8m despite disposing of 46 pubs during the period, which reflected that investment.

  • Restaurant

    Looking for signs of life


    Graeme Smith and Craig Rachel look at M&A activity in 2019.

  • Greene King

    M&A Review of the Year


    It certainly hasn’t been a year in hospitality M&A for the faint hearted, but for those who have stuck with the sector and taken a long-term view, opportunity has knocked. Despite fears of an investor hiatus as a result of lingering uncertainty (ongoing Brexit delays certainly haven’t been helpful to M&A advisors!), the past 12 months has again proved the robustness of the M&A market in this sector, and points to further opportunities for 2020.

  • Ralph Findlay

    Marston’s confirms deal with Admiral on pub disposals


    Marston’s has announced that it has reached an agreement for the disposal of 137 of its pubs to Admiral Taverns, for £44.9m.

  • Amber Taverns The Northern Way

    Admiral acquires 150-strong pub portfolio from Star


    Admiral Taverns has confirmed it has reached an agreement to acquire a portfolio of 150 tenanted community pubs form Star Pubs & Bars.

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    Admiral Taverns appoints new head of property


    Admiral Taverns as appointed Andrew Hallam as head of property. Hallam held previous roles at the property team at Mitchells and Butlers and Tesco, where he was responsible for property within its hospitality division.

  • Chris Jowsey

    Jowsey to succeed Georgel at Admiral


    Admiral Taverns has announced that Chris Jowsey will succeed Kevin Georgel as chief executive.

  • Kevin Georgel

    Kevin Georgel to step down as CEO of Admiral Taverns


    Kevin Georgel is to step down from his role as chief executive of Admiral Taverns after a nine-year tenure.

  • Kevin Georgel

    Admiral eyes opportunities for growth in 2019


    Admiral Taverns chief executive Kevin Georgel has told MCA that the company is primed for further acquisitions and expects there to be significant opportunities in Q2 and Q3 of 2019.

  • News

    Admiral appoints managing director


    Admiral Taverns has appointed Ian Ronayne as managing director and confirmed David Wigham’s new role as interim commercial director.

  • News

    Wigham joins Admiral Taverns


    David Wigham, who stepped from Punch last year after eight years in a variety of senior roles, has joined Admiral Taverns

  • Admiral Taverns

    Admiral commercial director Simon Eyles passes away


    Admiral Taverns has announced that commercial director, Simon Eyles, passed away last Wednesday at the age of 50 after a brief illness.


    Retailers’ Retailer finalists announced


    The finalists show strong performances from wet-led businesses across the year represented in the shortlist.

  • Opinion

    The Dom Walsh Awards


    The past 12 months has seen a raft of senior operators depart their roles; high-profile brands stumble on their growth plans but others discover new avenues for expansion. Dominic Walsh presents his annual awards, including deal of the year; top brand; biggest shock, his pick for hero to zero and the year’s worst rebrand