All Punch Pubs Co articles

  • Clive Chesser

    Clive Chesser: ‘The tied model has proven to be very robust’


    The strength of the tied model has been validated during the pandemic thanks to the support that pubcos have been able to provide to their tenants, according to Clive Chesser, chief executive of Punch Pubs.

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    ​Clive Chesser: Outdoors opening a ‘baby step’


    Punch Pubs chief executive Clive Chesser has described outdoors reopening as more “psychologically important than economically important”.

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    Punch invests £1m in beer gardens


    Punch Pubs has announced a £1m outdoor investment scheme in preparation for outdoor reopening in April.

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    Punch rolls out dark kitchen brand


    Punch Pubs is rolling out its virtual burger brand Bull & Bird across its estate, and has a second virtual brand in development.

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    Punch Pubs reports losses


    Punch Pubs, the operator of over 1,200 individual pub business, has reported a loss for the year ending 16 August 2020.

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    Punch and Biff’s team up on vegan offering


    Vegan fast food operator Biff’s has partnered with pub operator Punch, in a deal that will see its burgers and wings included on menus across the group’s nationwide portfolio.

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    Punch appoints Belither to ops team


    Punch Taverns has appointed Robin Belither to its operations team.

  • Clive Chesser

    Chesser sets out three-year plan for Punch


    Punch is set to invest over £80m in its c1.260-strong pub estate over the next three years and is eyeing a series of “strategic bolt-on acquisitions”.

  • Opinion

    Summer reading


    With August fast approaching and many sectors leaders heading for their summer break, MCA caught up with a few of them to gauge their impressions of the year so far. Discussing their thoughts on successes, surprises and challenges of 2018, and their predictions for the closing months, as well as countering some misconceptions about the sector are: TGI Fridays’ Karen Forrester, Gerry Carroll of Hawthorn Leisure, Amber Taverns’ James Baer, Nick Collins of Loungers, Bistrot Pierre’s Nick White, Simon Potts of the Alchemist and Scott Collins of MEATliquor, among others.

  • News

    Punch announces new delivery providers


    Punch has announced changes to its delivery services ahead of its proposed takeover by Heineken and Patron Capital.

  • News

    Punch free pint promotion returns


    Punch has launched its latest free drink promotion, with more than 900 pubs taking part and 80,000 pints available to give away

  • News

    Punch H1 lfl net income down 1.2%


    Punch has announced its interim results for the 28 weeks to 4 March 2017, which showed that like-for-like net-income declined 1.2%

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    CMA extends Punch takeover investigation again


    The Competition and Markets Authority has extended the preliminary assessment period for its investigation into Heineken’s proposed acquisition of half of Punch’s estate.

  • News

    Crump leaves Punch


    Andy Crump, the head of Punch’s Falcon division, has left the company, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    Punch reshuffles senior team and introduces new agreement


    Punch has reshuffled its senior team as it begins a trial of a new turnover-based agreement designed for wet-led pubs, MCA has learnt.

  • News

    Punch grows Village Pub & Kitchen estate


    Punch has grown its Village Pub & Kitchen to seven sites and is assessing its estate for the next stage of rollout, MCA has learnt.

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    Punch shareholders back Heineken/Patron bid


    Punch shareholders have overwhelmingly backed the Patron/Heineken bid to acquire the company in a deal valuing the UK’s second biggest pub company at £1.8bn.

  • News

    Emerald rules out Punch bid


    Emerald Investment Partners has confirmed that it does not intend to bid for Punch.

  • Opinion

    Seconds out for Punch suitors


    As Punch reveals the timetable for shareholders to vote on the takeover bid for Heineken and Patron Capital (see below), James Wallin asks if the knock-out blow has been delivered or if further twists are ahead. He also discusses the wider implication of the proposed tie-up for the wider sector.

  • News

    Mansfield steps down for Harry Ramsden’s


    Gavin Mansfield has stepped down as head of pub operations at Harry Ramsden’s