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AB InBev eyes Beer Hawk pub sites

22 Feb 2018

AB InBev is exploring options to launch Beer Hawk through two bricks and mortar formats

GK announces gin concept for second joint venture

21 Feb 2018

Greene King has announced the second joint venture in its Pub Partners tenanted and leased business, MCA has learnt.

Pint Shop eyes Birmingham opening

19 Feb 2018

Pint Shop, the Cambridge-based beer house concept, is in talks to open a site in Birmingham

Wardman steps down from Amber

16 Feb 2018

Amber Taverns managing director James Baer has confirmed that co-founder Bryan Wardman is to take a “well-earned retirement” as planned.

Ei Group launches work readiness programme with schools

16 Feb 2018

Ei Group has launched a new programme in partnership with six schools across England and Wales to get pupils ready for the world of work.

M&B to exceed 1,300 apprentices this year

15 Feb 2018

Mitchells & Butlers is aiming to exceed last year’s tally of 1,300 apprenticeships taken up, the group’s HR director has told MCA.

EiG opens first Craft Union in London

15 Feb 2018

Ei Group has expanded its Craft Union managed model into London for the first time, MCA understands.

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Camerons eyes further firepower for ambitious growth plans

15 Feb 2018

Camerons Brewery finance director, John Foots, has told MCA that the group will look at financing options next year to fund its ambitious growth plans.

Call for more pubs to sign up to World’s Biggest Pub Quiz

15 Feb 2018

Between March 4 and 8 PubAid and Prostate Cancer UK are calling on the pub industry to host a quiz and raise money for charity, with almost 2,000 pubs already signed-up to do so.

Pub Skills: HR Summit reveals full agenda

15 Feb 2018

The Pub Skills: HR Summit has unveiled its full agenda for the event on 27 February.

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Get Carter

02 Oct 2017 | By Mark Wingett

There was an oversight at MCA’s annual Restaurant Conference, which took place last month. It was an oversight that some of the leading operators quietly pointed out to me; we had forgotten to mention a growing brand that was having an impact on the performance of parts of their estates – Mitchells & Butlers’ (M&B) premium steakhouse concept, Miller & Carter

Tim Martin at the Pub Conference

Tim Martin on Boris Johnson

29 Sep 2017

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin writes in defence of Boris Johnson and says those attacking him for perceived falsehoods in his campaign to quit the EU have often been guilty of peddling fake news themselves.

Peter Hansen at The Pub Conference

Why tenanted pubs are back in fashion

11 Sep 2017

The past few weeks have seen two huge deals in the tenanted and leased pub sector – with Punch and Admiral Taverns both getting new owners. In a period of great uncertainty, why do investors feel certain of success in a segment whose death has often been exaggerated. Peter Hansen, founder of Sapient Corporate Finance.

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Pubs – what are they good for?

07 Sep 2017

Fiona Stapley, editor of the Good Pub Guide, examines how the blurring of lines between pubs, restaurants and cafes has affected the public’s affection for this great British institution.

Kevin Georgel

Admiral to set sail with new investors

04 Sep 2017

MCA speaks to Admiral Taverns chief executive Kevin Georgel about the future of the pub company under new owners C&C Group and Proprium Capital Partners.

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