All ETM Group articles

  • ETM Botanist

    ETM suffers ‘unprecedented challenges’ pushing up losses


    ETM Group has reported turnover of £6.8m for the full year to 28 February 2021, down from £31.6m in the previous financial year.

  • Maven Leisure

    Maven Leisure secures £4.3m


    Maven Leisure, the premium bar group from the directors of ETM, has secured a £4.3m fundraise Growthdeck.

  • ETM Botanist

    ETM appoints marketing director


    ETM Group, the operator of Aviary, Greenwood and Redwood, has appointed Marcia Genjelian as marketing director.

  • Sam Bourke

    Wasabi makes senior appointments


    Wasabi Sushi & Bento has made two new senior appointments.

  • Redwood

    ETM boosted liquidity with £2.5m CBIL


    Bar and restaurant group ETM secured a £2.5m Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) last year, after it sought to take advantage of all opportunities to boost its liquidity in the face of the pandemic.

  • archies

    TRG hopes to move forward with airport sites


    The Restaurant Group is hoping to press ahead with plans to open four new sites in 2021 at Manchester Airport, though opening dates will depend on a return of passenger numbers in the new year, MCA understands.

  • Hostech 410

    Bourke joins Wireless Social as NED


    ETM Group director of sales and marketing Sam Bourke has taken on additional role as non-executive director of Wireless Social.

  • Hostech 410

    Only invest in digital if it’s to “solve a business problem,” says ETM Group


    Only move into digital if it’s to “address a dedicated problem that you’re trying to fix in the business,” Sam Bourke, marketing director of ETM Group advised delegates at MCA’s Hostech conference last week.

  • RROTY 2020

    Retailers’ Retailer full nominees list revealed


    The finalists for MCA’s Retailers’ Retailer Awards 2020 have been announced, with the cohort reflecting a diverse and vibrant range of eating and drinking out operators.

  • ETM Botanist

    ​ETM reveal sales boost amid “challenging” conditions


    ETM grew sales 16.7% to £31.5m for the year ending 24 February 2019. Like-for-like sales were up 5.8% thanks to an increase in events sales, a focus on sport, and expansion. Group EBITDA rose 56.2% to £2.6m which the business said was “underpinned by sales growth, a commitment to optimising margins and leveraging head office overheads.”

  • Opinion

    How to give hospitality the personal touch


    Using machine learning and AI could deliver huge benefits to hospitality, but there are challenges. MCA and Punchh brought together marketing and IT directors to discuss how best to do it.

  • Bounce

    Bounce-operator appoints PE director


    Social Entertainment Ventures (SEV), Adam Breeden’s competitive socialising company, has appointed Acropolis Capital CEO Cameron Chartouni as a director, MCA understands.

  • WW Atmosphere

    ETM launches Westwood Pub and Kitchen at Westfield London


    ETM opened Westwood Pub and Kitchen at Westfield London on 3 August. The sports-themed venue, which has a 130” HD video wall constantly showing sport, will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu offers breakfast, burgers, pizza, pasta, sharing platters and sides.

  • RROTY growth company Sticks 'n' Sushi

    Runners and riders highlight health of sector


    What sets the companies riding high in the AlixPartners Growth Company Index apart from their peers and able to continue to perform in the face of unprecedented headwinds? Graeme Smith and Craig Rachel take a closer look at the what this year’s list tells us about wider trends in the sector.

  • Sticks 'n' Sushi

    AlixPartners Growth Company Index 2019 Top 50


    This year saw MCA once again team up with AlixPartners to identify the fastest growing companies in the UK eating and drinking out sector. The following is the top 50 in full.

  • Analysis & Insight

    Opportunities despite knocks


    The next 12 months will be another tough year for the UK’s eating and drinking-out sector, and the gulf between great operators and the rest will widen. However, with 2018 proving there were still opportunities to grow and secure investment, AlixPartners’ Graeme Smith considers the outlook for 2019.

  • News

    UKH announces operations managers awards


    Operations managers at ETM, Admiral Taverns, Mitchells & Butlers and Star Pubs & Bars were among the winners of UKHospitality’s annual awards, which were announced last night.

  • ETM Botanist

    New head of recruitment and retention at ETM Group


    ETM Group has appointed Rachel Masing as its new head of recruitment and retention.

  • MCA Journal July 2018

    July 2018


    The July 2018 digital edition of the MCA journal is now available. It includes key insights from MCA’s annual UK Pub Market Report, interviews with Alasdair Murdoch, chief executive of Burger King UK, The Coaching Inn Group founder Kevin Charity, and co-founder of Pieminister, Jon Simon. It also includes profiles on Retailer’s Retail of the Year award winner ETM Group, and MCA Introduces… Hawskmoor Edinburgh.

  • ETM Botanist

    The changing tale of ETM


    Georgi Gyton spoke to the winners of The Evolution Award at this year’s Retailers’ Retailer of the Year Awards – ETM Group – about what prompted a change of strategy 18 months ago