All Nicholson's articles

  • GettyImages-149976968

    Rural hospitality faces ‘toxic recipe’ of challenges


    The rural economy faces devastation and rural hospitality collapse without longer term support, an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned.

  • Fuller-s-success!-Emeny-scoops-Business-Leader-award-at-Publican-Awards-2020_wrbm_large

    Fuller’s, Stonegate, Punch and more triumph at Publican Awards


    The best pub and bar operators were celebrating success with nearly 1,500 people from the sector at the Publican Awards 2020. The industry’s top companies attended the event at Evolution London for a night which looks to celebrate excellence across the pub and bar business, all mc’d by top comedian Rob Beckett. The evening saw a broad mix of pub companies take home titles with Stonegate (Best Pub Employer - 501+ Employees), Liberation Group (Best Food Offer) and the Inn Collection Group (Best Pub Employer - up to 500 Employees) celebrating success for the second year on the run across their categories.

  • Copy of DSC04947

    Nicholson’s to launch ‘traditional’ pub at London’s O2


    Nicholson’s, Mitchell and Butlers ‘real pub’ brand, is to open its 79th site this month in London’s O2.

  • Miller & Carter

    Phil Urban: ‘Greene King deal vindication of why shareholders invested in us’


    Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) will inevitably be touted as a potential target for M&A, but chief executive Phil Urban doesn’t see a takeover happening, he has told MCA.

  • Mitchells and Butler Logo

    Strong drink sales drive M&B’s 3.3% lfls growth


    Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has continued to outperform the market in the eight weeks to 21 September, with like-for-like sales growing by 3.3%.

  • GettyImages-fish and chips
    Analysis & Insight

    Fish and chip supper anyone?


    Call me old-fashioned and a tad unadventurous if you will, but I am rather quite partial to the long-established delights of fish and chips. A moist and slightly sweet tasting cod fillet in light but crunchy batter, with some nicely seasoned thick-cut chips, minty mushy peas and chunky tartare sauce – delightful! One of the things about go-to products though, is that they become something of a KVI – a Known Value Item. 

  • Marston's

    Marston’s announce changes to the board


    Marston’s has announced that Bridget Lea and Octavia Morley will join its board as independent non-executive Directors from 1 September 2019 and 1 January 2020 respectively. Lea is current MD (North) at Sainsbury’s and previous held roles at M&S, Clark, Uniqlo and O2.

  • Intu Derby

    Intu appoints new CFO


    Intu has appointed Robert Allen as its new chief financial officer (CFO), with effect from 10 June 2019.

  • Miller & Carter

    Urban: ‘New concept could be second string to our premium bow’


    Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is to trial a new concept in Harpenden next month, which it believes could add a second string to its bow of premium offerings, MCA has learnt.

  • Miller & Carter

    Urban: ‘We do the same things with 110 sites as we did with 30’


    As part of the launch of the CGA Stone & River Brand Momentum report, Mitchells & Butlers’ chief executive Phil Urban talks about how the multi-branded operator has remained at the top spot despite the volatility of the market.

  • Suzanne Wainwright_Metis

    Metis announces promotions and new hires


    Metis Real Estate Advisors have announced a series of promotions and a new hire to the team.

  • Eclectic Bar Group Sakura Reading

    Brighton Pier Group 'happy' with downsized Eclectic Bars estate


    Brighton Pier Group chief executive Anne Ackord, who recently took responsibility for bar business Eclectic, has told MCA the remaining downsized estate was solid and profitable – though would not be the focus for growth at the group. 

  • BrewDog

    BrewDog-bound Lockwood optimistic for UK on-trade


    Mitchells & Butlers’ beer and cider procurement manager Ben Lockwood is about to step into a new role as international marketing director for BrewDog. He spoke to Nicholas Robinson of MCA’s sister title, the Morning Advertiser about his thoughts on the trade and the beer scene

  • Marston's

    Marston’s appoints new chairman


    Marston’s has appointed William Rucker, the UK chief executive of investment bank Lazard, as chairman with effect from 1 October.

  • Beer & Cider Marketing Awards

    Shortlist announced for Beer & Cider Marketing Awards


    The shortlist for the 2018 Beer & Cider Marketing Awards has been announced.

  • News

    Arkell's plans first new-build for 15 years


    Arkell’s, the Wiltshire brewery and pub operator, has announced its first new-build pub site for 15 years after buying land at Tadpole Garden Village in North Swindon from developer Crest Nicholson.

  • News

    Restaurants to highlight food system issues


    A thousand restaurants will this weekend serve dishes that highlight how they’re addressing the problems in the food system as the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) launches a global campaign to help diners use the power of their appetites wisely.

  • News

    BrewDog partners with M&B to roll out LIVE beers


    Mitchells & Butlers’ Nicholson’s pub are to become the first outside BrewDog’s own estate to list its LIVE ale.

  • News

    Mettricks Coffee launch burger concept Vospers


    Vospers, a new burger, beer and cocktail concept from the founder of the Mettricks Coffee House group, is to open in Southampton’s Centenary Quay development.

  • News

    Eclectic to open second Coalition in Reading


    Eclectic Bars, the night-time subsidiary of Brighton Pier Group, is set to launch a second edition of its nightclub concept Coalition in Reading.