Pub Conference 2023

Fuller’s, Drake & Morgan and St Austell will discuss sustainability at MCA’s Pub Conference, in a panel hosted by Mark Chapman of the Zero Carbon Forum.

The annual day-long event takes place on 26 June at The Ham Yard Hotel, London this year, and will feature a series of presentations and panels, including Q&As with leaders in the pub and bar sector.

Considereing efficiency, brand values and resilience, this panel will consider opportunities to cut carbon and food waste, how to effectively communicate a sustainability mission with customers and teams, and where operators can mitigate the effects of global warming and impact on key commodities within their businesses.

From Drake & Morgan, director Graham Hall joins the line-up. He has been with the with London bar operator for nearly six years, where he leads on the business’ carbon reduction efforts.

Hall has worked at a diverse range of businesses across the sector, including leading Ennismore’s restaurant division, as managing director at Gaucho’s spin-off brand Cau, as operations director at All Star Leisure, and at Living Ventures’ The Living Room concept.

Representing St Austell is marketing & communications director, Laura McKay. An executive-level brand marketing and communications professional with more than 18 years’ experience in beer brand, hospitality and food categories, McKay has experience spanning in-house and agency, and working across a number of categories.

She has been with St Austell for more than eight years, and as part of her role oversees the Cornwall brewer and pub operator’s sustainability agenda.

Joining them is Ollie Rosevear, director of sustainability at Fuller’s, where he is developing and delivering the pub company’s environmental and social sustainability ambitions, including ensuring the business achieves Net Zero in advance of 2030 across operations and 2040 within the supply chain. 

Rosevear previously led the program to reduce the environmental impact at Costa Coffee, building an environment programme from the ground up, and delivering a 46% reduction in energy usage across the business.

Other conference highlights are set to include sessions from Brasserie Bar Co’s Richard Ferrier, Greene King CEO Nick Mackenzie and Stonegate CEO David McDowall. Also on the agenda, a women leaders panel hosted by Karen Bosher, hospitality consultant and ex Greene King MD, and an innovation showcase panel with The Devonshire, Buzzworks and Little Door & Co.

For more information on the event and the current agenda, and to book your tickets, please click here.