Osmond completes £37m Strada acquisition

27 Sep 2014

Tragus is to embark on its next stage of growth after completing the £37m sale of Strada to Hugh Osmond’s Sun Capital Partners vehicle

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​Wagamama plans to franchise in the US

26 Sep 2014

Wagamama, the Duke Street Capital-backed chain, is to go down the franchise route to aid its expansion in the US

Positive signs for south west pub market

29 Sep 2014 | By Ellie Bothwell

The south west pub market is continuing to show “positive signs of recovery”, with 34% of buyers new to the sector, latest research from Christie & Co has revealed

CAMRA appoints new chief executive

29 Sep 2014 | By James Wallin

Tim Page, the former chief executive of the East Anglian Air Ambulance and national director of homeless charity Emmaus UK, will take up the £75,000-a-year position on 1 November

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B&L secures ex-Orchid site

29 Sep 2014

Burger & Lobster, the London-based group, has secured a former Orchid Pub Company site in the City

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City Pub Co eyes further £5m-£10m fundraising

29 Sep 2014

City Pub Company, the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)-funded group, plans to raise a further £5m to £10m through the issuing of convertible preference shares as it targets an estate of 25 to 30 pubs

Natwest and RBS launch 'business accelerator hubs'

29 Sep 2014

Natwest and RBS have announced the launch of eight new “business accelerator hubs” to offer mentoring to businesses, including the chance to win “growth awards”

Compass expects FY growth of 4%

29 Sep 2014

Compass Group, the global contract caterer, said that it anticipates full-year organic revenue growth of 4%

New York-based group secures UK debut site

28 Sep 2014

The Church Group, the New York-based independent bar and restaurant operator, has secured its debut UK site in London’s Farringdon

Here For You Hospitality pubs had a 'poor year'

28 Sep 2014

Here For You Hospitality, the parent of Yard Glass Pub Company that also operates hotels and fitness clubs, saw pre-tax profits rise from £456,851 to £613,855 in 2013 although its pubs had a “poor year”

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Talent spotting

29 Sep 2014 | By Mark Wingett

Over the next 18 months the industry  is set to experience a sustained level of M&A activity, including a number of big ticket deals, but it is mining for “investment gold” at the other end of the business lifecycle that is increasingly moving to the top of the agenda for sector investors in the rush for the next big thing

Meet Generation Z: Your customers of tomorrow

26 Sep 2014

We’re entering a new era in marketing; the dawn of “Generation Z” – aged between 5 - 19 years old and considered by many to be the ‘holy grail’ of consumers, this market are your future customers

Mine’s a Pint (Shop)

25 Sep 2014

Richard Holmes, former ops manager at Leon and co-owner of Pint Shop in Cambridge talks expansion, staff training and inspiring concepts

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Deal of the decade?

23 Sep 2014 | By John Harrington

What lies behind Greene King’s approach for Spirit Pub Company, what complications does it bring and what does it tell us about the current state of the pub market? John Harrington speaks to the experts

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Brewer troops colour of change

23 Sep 2014 | By John Harrington

Frederic Robinsons famously tied up a deal with rock band Iron Maiden last year, and that energy to do something a little out of the ordinary is still prevalent in its bid to make major changes to its tenanted estate. John Harrington finds out more

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