Heritage Pub Company, the Derby-based pub company, announced plans to spend £2.6m on a refurbishment programme across parts of its 240-strong estate this year. John O’Neill, the company’s managing director, said: "Heritage are fully committed to developing our business of which the environment for all our tenants and customers is key. "We are fully focused on the direction in which we wish to take the business and as such are investing heavily in our estate as a result in 2004."