Ralph Findlay

Marston’s: New concepts, accommodation growth, MRO

27 Nov 2014

M&C Report takes a closer look at today’s results from brewer and pub operator Marston’s and talks to chief executive Ralph Findlay about fledgling concepts set to be rolled out, plans for growth in accommodation, how MRO may force other pubcos to follow Marston’s model and his wishlist to Government.

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Kevin Georgel

FY EBITDA up 3.8% at Admiral

25 Nov 2014

Admiral Taverns, the tenanted pub operator, has reported a 3.8% increase in underlying EBITDA to £21.5m for the year to 31 May 2014


Osmond: No limit to what we can achieve with Strada

21 Nov 2014

Hugh Osmond, the executive chairman and new owner of Strada, has told M&C Report that there is no limit to what the brand can achieve

Spirit wins apprentice award

27 Nov 2014

Spirit Pub Company has won the Best Apprenticeship Programme at the Training Journal Awards for its Team Leader Development Programme.

TCG sees 10% hike in Christmas bookings

27 Nov 2014

TCG, the managed pub and bar operator, says advance Christmas bookings are up 10% on last year, with a rise of 20% for sites outside London.

Oxford club sold to developer

27 Nov 2014

The freehold of Wonderlounge, a late-night bar and club in Banbury Oxford, has been sold by Max Bars ltd to a private developer for £400k

Barons says new Spirit lease model shows best of pubcos

27 Nov 2014

Clive Price, managing director of Surrey-based Barons Pub Company, has said his latest site with Spirit under a new style of leasehold proves pubco/tenant relationships can benefit both sides.

Mullholland issues pubco ultimatum

27 Nov 2014 | By Mike Berry

Save the Pub Group chair Greg Mulholland MP has issued an ultimatum to the three large brewing pubcos to work with him or risk losing the right in the new pubs code to insist tenants sell their brands in their pubs

Crepeaffaire unveils nutritious new menu

27 Nov 2014

Crepeaffaire, the all-day branded crepe house concept, has launched a new menu at its Chiswick store which opened yesterday that it plans to roll-out across its 10 UK stores next year

Chifafa brings healthy kebabs to London

27 Nov 2014

A new restaurant opening in London’s Clerkenwell this Friday is aiming to change the perception of kebabs

Inside Track

St Austell

The craft of brewing

26 Nov 2014

The craft beer revolution sweeping the US has inspired a new generation of British brewers. But you don’t have to be a micro brewery to be a true ale innovator, says St Austell’s brewing director Roger Ryman

Tommyfield Pub and Hotel in Kennington

The real prescription for a healthy pub

25 Nov 2014

Breaking the beer tie means less investment, more pub closures and a vicious cycle of decline, not a virtuous circle of growth, argues David Forde, UK managing director of Heineken

Greggs at Spar in Brumby Corner

At your convenience

24 Nov 2014

The UK’s eating out market is in a state of flux. Everybody wants to be part of it, most want to be fast casual. Every piece of research tells us that consumers increasingly want speed of transaction and instant gratification. Who better to meet that need than your new rival, the local convenience store or should that be c-restaurant?

Serving small and thinking big

21 Nov 2014

Having proved itself as the new kid on the recession block, the Koh Group and its Thai tapas concept is ready to come of age. Andy Lennox talks to Ruth Williams

McDonald’s to become more consumer-centric

21 Nov 2014

Steve Easterbrook, senior executive vice president, global chief brand officer at McDonald’s, said that the brand’s aim is to be “a true destination of choice consumers around the world”. To achieve that the company is set to drive its four global growth priorities in a more consumer-centric way.

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