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    Analysis & Insight

    Restrictions are ‘increasingly difficult to police’


    Pubs cannot be expected to force customers to obey lockdown rules after Boris Johnson delayed the final step of reopening, bosses have said.

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    Revolution Bars raises £21m


    Revolution Bars Group has raised £21m after announcing plans to tap up shareholders for new funds.

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    Revolution trading ‘extremely strongly’


    Revolution Bars Group achieved 48% of sales in the four weeks to 9 May 2021 compared to the equivalent period in 2019 – despite only having around 15% of capacity available due to outside trading restrictions.

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    Revolution planning to double brand portfolio


    Revolution Bars Group is looking to expand its portfolio of brands from two to four, in order to capitalise on property opportunities post-pandemic, chief executive Rob Pitcher has told MCA.

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    Revolution secures new CBILS


    Revolution Bars Group has secured a further £3.5m CLBILS, while its bank NatWest agreed to waive £2m of amortisation scheduled for September 2021, taking its total available facilities to £40.3m.

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    Revolution anticipates ‘rapid rebound’


    Revolution Bars Group plans to reopen 20 of its bars on 12 April, when hospitality is able to trade outside, and the entire 66-strong estate on 17 May.

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    Peter Marks: ‘We don’t want to reopen with masks, mist and panels’


    Rekom UK CEO Peter Marks has said he would rather “wait a little bit longer” for reopening, than dilute the nature of the business’ offer.

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    Rob Pitcher: ‘Landlord’s behaviour in crisis will determine future partnerships’


    Hard-lined landlords refusing to “play ball” in rent negotiations will be remembered by the industry going forward, MCA’s The Conversation has heard.

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    Revolution secures further liquidity as restrictions hit sales


    Revolution Bars has reported sales significantly down in the first 24 weeks of FY21 as a result of “severe and constantly evolving trading restrictions.”

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    Revolution launches CVA


    Revolution Bars Group has launched a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) to reduce the size of its estate and rental cost base.

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    Revolution considers CVA


    Revolution Bars Group has confirmed it is working with advisors to secure its long-term viability. The company is currently evaluating the potential impact of the latest restrictions on the business, and is exploring various options including a reduction of its estate through a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). No decisions have yet been made, but the board is considering all necessary options to ensure its viability in light of the latest government measures.

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    Revolution CEO Rob Pitcher: ‘Government must take responsibility for its actions’


    Although the government was justified in its initial decision to enforce closure on hospitality through lockdown, it must now take responsibility for the consequences of its actions, Revolution Bars CEO Rob Pitcher has said.

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    Revolution trading ahead of expectations


    Revolution has reopened 39 bars which are trading “ahead of the Board’s expectations, in part as a result of the Eat Out To Help Out scheme” it has said in a trading update. It said like for likes for the 8 weeks to 29 August 2020 were 72.5% of last year, but the launch of EOHO had seen like for likes across Monday to Wednesday hit 188.4% compared to last year. Revolution plans to continue to run EOHO at least through September. It also plans to open 13 more bars on 7 September but 11 bars are unlikely to reopen until social distancing restrictions are further relaxed.

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    Tapas back on the menu at Spanish Revolution


    Spanish Restaurant Group, which operates Tapas Revolution, has now opened half of its 12-strong estate. It will continue to open sites and plans to be fully operational in October. Since the lockdown the group has restructured its management system and introduced a profit-related pay scheme. “We’re in a great position to get our fleet of Spanish restaurants back in operation and have a team who are committed and eager to start welcoming guests through our doors again, with our initial performance ahead of expectation,” said MD James Picton. 

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    Revolution announces next wave of reopenings


    Revolution Bars Group has announced its next phase of reopenings, with eight sites set to open their doors next week.

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    Revolution Bars CEO Rob Pitcher: ‘We’ll tackle no-shows with retrospective fee’


    Revolution Bars Group will be implementing a fee for consumers who pre-booking and failing to turn up, CEO Rob Pitcher has revealed.

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    Revolution to reopen with test and trace booking platform


    Revolution Bars will reopen six sites on 6 July with a new booking platform to support the Government’s test and trace initiative.

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    Revolution to pursue ‘cautious recommencement of trading’


    Revolution Bars has said it plans to reopen six of its sites on 4 July to initiate its “cautious recommencement of trading.”

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    Revolution raises £15m in share placing


    Revolution Bars Group has raised £15m its share placing launched earlier today.

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    Revolution launches £15m fundraise


    Revolution Bars Group is seeking to raise £15m in a share placing, while transfer trading from the London Stock Exchange to the smaller AIM.