A former senior managed pub company executive has taken on her third Punch Taverns pub in the Leeds and Bradford area. Caroline Craik, formerly commercial director at Yates’s and group commercial director at Premium Bars and Restaurants, has taken over the Princess in Rawdon, Leeds, which will trade largely as a community pub serving food. The pub is her second in partnership with Glen Shackleton. She also operates the Dog & Gun in Apperley Bridge, Bradford in partnership with Shackleton. The pub saw a £200,000 investment from Punch in February that has doubled turnover. Craik and Shackleton invested £40,000 of their own money in the pub. She said: “The investment allowed major structural changes to the pub and the introduction of food, which has more than doubled the takings.” Her third and original Punch pub is the Royal Oak, in Eccleshill, Bradford, which she operates with her sister Suzanne Woods. Craik describes the pub as “doing well”. She added: ”We have a very good relationship with Punch and have a very good area manager – Andy Brady.”