Ian Dyson, the out-going chief executive of Spirit Pub Company, has raised his stake in the group. Dyson, who steps down on the 16 December to be replaced by current deputy Mike Tye, has spent £58,875 acquiring 150,000 shares in the company at 39.05p per share He now owns 554,168 ordinary shares in the company or 0.08% of the total percentage of voting rights in the group.