Tag: pubs

Pubs to be offered Greater Protection under New Law

Posted on 28 January, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Despite the fact that consumers are now spending more than at any point since the financial crisis, the local pub remains under threat, with many of those forced to close in the past year being turned into convenience stores or discount units. However, a new... Read More

Greene King raises a glass to Record Sales

Posted on 5 December, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

With Christmas fast approaching businesses around the country are seeking office party venues, giving the pub and restaurant sectors a welcome boost to their end of the year takings. At Greene King, executives are hoping that the festive season will allow... Read More

Spirit Pub Company agrees to Greene King Takeover

Posted on 4 November, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The pub industry has struggled hugely in recent years, with campaign groups such as CAMRA warning that the rate of closures remains high even in the aftermath of the recession. However, there are now signs beginning to emerge that a turnaround is in progress,... Read More

Petrifying Public Houses

Posted on 21 October, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Misc

When you think of the sleepy town of Congleton, ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night are not the first attractions which spring to mind. However, following a visit to The Lion & Swan Inn, visitors may leave the Cheshire town with a whole... Read More

Pub Chain beats Rivals with £1.2m bid for Belfast Church

Posted on 16 October, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets, Uncategorised

A bidding frenzy has pushed the sale price of a former Northern Ireland Methodist church to £1.2m — three times its guide price. The Grade II listed church on Belfast’s University Street was previously owned by the Ballygowan-based Soll... Read More

Wetherspoon Boss slams VAT Disparity despite Profits Surge

Posted on 12 September, 2014 by Neil Bird under Business News

Outspoken JD Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin is not letting-up on his calls for a fair tax deal for pubs, despite his company posting strong profits. The pub chain’s annual results reveal a pre-tax profit 0f £78.4 million – an increase of 37.1 per cent on... Read More

Coffee Shops outstrip Pubs as Women’s Spending Power Increases

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The pub industry was one of the hardest hit areas of the economy during the recession, as consumers chose the supermarket over their local. And, it seems, this trend is one that is firmly embedded even following the recovery, with coffee shops now said... Read More

Savills announces First Occupier at Aston Advanced Manufacturing Hub

Posted on 1 September, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets

Savills has increased its involvement with a Midland’s manufacturing hub by negotiating the sale of a development plot and agreeing to market two new zones within the scheme. The Homes and Community Agency and Birmingham City Council, joint owners of... Read More

CAMRA calls for Use Class Restriction to protect Pubs

Posted on 12 August, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets

Since the end of the recession, the majority of sectors within the British economy have enjoyed a significant upturn in fortune as consumers once more begin to accumulate disposable income. However, within the pubs sector, the story remains somewhat grim with... Read More

Costa and Premier Inn continue to drive Whitbread Sales

Posted on 18 June, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

300 new coffee shops and 43 hotels coming soon As the economic recovery intensifies going in to summer, many within the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors are experiencing the benefits of an upturn in consumer confidence first hand. One of the... Read More