Admiral Taverns as appointed Andrew Hallam as head of property.

Hallam held previous roles at the property team at Mitchells and Butlers and Tesco, where he was responsible for property within its hospitality division.

The appointment follows a series of investments by Admiral in its property division, including the other appointments of regional surveyors Sally Sheil and Phil Hoddinott.

“I’m looking forward to joining Admiral at this exciting phase in the Group’s development having been impressed with the transformation of their estate in recent years,” said Hallam. “Having spent over ten years working alongside managed pubs and restaurants I’m really looking forward to working in the tenanted sector, helping the team to champion sustainable community pubs and the licensees behind them.”

Andy Clifford, Admiral’s property and strategy director, said: “On behalf of the whole team I’d like to welcome Andrew to the Group. He brings with him a great breadth of leisure and consumer retail property expertise which will be invaluable as we continue to deliver on our ambitious investment programme for our estate, which has seen us invest over £8m in our last financial year and over £25m over the last 3 years.”