Pub entrepreneur Ted Kennedy has been appointed to manage 12 former Bramwell Pub Company sites on behalf of the landlord, M&C Report has learnt.

The leases for the 12 sites, mostly located in the north, reverted back to landlord Barracuda Propco after Bramwell was placed in administration in October.

Kennedy has been running the sites since 23 December under his Pebble Solutions vehicle, a subsidiary of his company Pebble Hotels.

He told M&C Report: “Sales have grown every week since we’ve had then. We are getting ourselves back to the point where the business is fairly viable.

“Our prime job is to get them trading to a good level then the property owner can decide what to do going forward.”

Bramwell operated 185 sites when it was placed in administration with Zolfo Cooper. Stonegate subsequently bought 78 of the outlets, with Christie + Co appointed to market the leases on a number of others.

Kennedy also heads GRS Pubs, the c60-strong tenanted pub group formerly owned by London Town.