All Hawthorn Leisure articles

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    Hawthorn CEO: Rent debt issue is ‘very complex’

    2021-05-07T07:39:00Z

    Hawthorn boss Mark Davies, who also sits on the board of parent company New River real estate investment trust, has sympathised with the landlord position, saying the situation with rent debt is “very complex”.

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    BrewDog: ‘It’s been hold on to your hats time on supply’

    2021-05-07T07:39:00Z

    BrewDog has managed to keep up with demand for its beer, but it has been “hold on to your hats time”, since hospitality reopened for outdoor trading last month, president and COO David McDowall told MCA’s The Conversation.

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    Hawthorn: Listed space ‘remarkably resilient’

    2021-05-06T07:46:00Z

    Hawthorn kicked off its IPO roadshow yesterday, with CEO Mark Davies telling MCA public markets were “as hot as they have been since 2011”.

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    Hawthorn acquires 14-strong pub package

    2021-04-26T07:24:00Z

    Hawthorn has announced the acquisition of 14 community pubs from Everards of Leicestershire as it continues to build its nationwide community pub portfolio. The new sites are predominately located in suburban and neighbourhood locations in the East Midlands.

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    Mark Davies: Sky's the limit for Hawthorn

    2021-04-15T07:29:00Z

    Hawthorn CEO Mark Davies has told MCA the “sky’s the limit” for the pub company when it lists as a separate entity.

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    Hawthorn eyes standalone status with IPO

    2021-04-14T07:48:00Z

    Community pub company Hawthorn has announced plans to list on the stock market and will explore the potential for an IPO following a strategic review.

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    Hawthorn announces new pub partner support

    2021-03-19T08:38:00Z

    Hawthorn, the community pub company, has announced a new package of support for pub partners and operators ahead of the reopening of pubs.

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    Roadmap ‘too little too late’ and ‘worse than the worst-case scenario’

    2021-02-23T08:27:00Z

    Sector leaders have criticised the Government for once again “penalising hospitality” with its reopening strategy, forcing pubs and restaurants to wait a further three months before they can operate inside. The proposed reopening timeline has been branded “too little too late,” and “worse than the worst-case scenario” by operators from all corners of the sector, who have warned that without significant support in next week’s Budget, there will be a “devastating” fallout for businesses.

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    Mark Davies: ‘Pubs are safer than shops’

    2021-02-19T16:41:00Z

    Hawthorn CEO Mark Davies is the latest pubco boss to call on the Prime Minister to offer strong support for the sector in his upcoming reopening announcement.

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    Pub leaders call for roadmap as beer losses hit £7.8b

    2021-02-10T08:28:00Z

    Pub sector leaders have called for a clear timeline and reopening date as new figures reveal the severe losses incurred last year.

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    Interviews

    Mark Davies: ‘If tiered restrictions return we will battle against them’

    2021-01-22T08:36:00Z

    If Government looks to reintroduce the “ridiculous” restrictions on pubs seen under the tiering system, the industry “will resist”, Hawthorn CEO Mark Davies has told MCA.

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    Hawthorn ‘remains bullish’ in Q3 investments

    2021-01-21T08:21:00Z

    Hawthorn, the NewRiver-owned community pub company, more than doubled its planned CAPEX spend for the third quarter, and added an extra 61 sites to its investment programme.

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    Hawthorn CEO Mark Davies: ‘We want to be the number one community pub company’

    2020-11-27T07:50:00Z

    Hawthorn is an ambitious company, that’s something chief executive Mark Davies is very clear on. Speaking to MCA following the group’s half-year financial results, which reported its 700-strong estate had outperformed the market for the six months to 30 September 2020, Davies is in the enviable position of being able to look ahead, and he isn’t holding back in his plans for the business going forward. “We want to be the number one community pub company,” he says. “If anything, the pandemic has endorsed our strategy of focusing on community pubs, and our intention is to keep at it. We have the team to do it and the desire, so watch this space.”

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    Hawthorn’s David Lockhart dies

    2020-10-02T07:31:00Z

    David Lockhart, co-founder of NewRiver and non-executive chairman of pubco Hawthorn Leisure has passed away. During his career, Lockhart set up three successful business – co-founding Hawthorn and NewRiver with Allan Lockhard and Mark Davies in 2009. He played a key part in developing the group – which now has a portfolio valued at £1.2b – before stepping down as chief executive in 2018.

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    NewRiver: Hawthorn integration going well

    2018-07-18T08:09:00Z

    NewRiver has this morning reported that Hawthorn Leisure, the 298-strong pub business it acquired in May for £106.8m, is expected to generate at least £3m of annualised operating synergies and that the integration of the business is progressing well.