Belhaven owners Greene King revealed, in its interim results for the 24 weeks to 13 October, that it saw revenue growth of 5.2% with group profits rising 5.7% to £85.6m. Its pub division did particularly well with average EBITDA per pub up 5.2%. The brewing and brands side of the business saw own-brewed volumes increase [...]
Michael McGuigan has spent the last 14 years building his pub portfolio. Susan Young reports. I first met Michael McGuigan more than a decade ago when he opened Human Be-In in Edinburgh, and he has hardly changed at all. What has changed, is the size of his pub estate, The Shilling Group. The business he [...]
Say the words ‘Renfield Street’ to most Glaswegians and the old Odeon cinema would more than likely spring to mind, closely followed by The Maltman pub, which has occupied the site opposite for many years. But in the words of owner Belhaven Pubs’ Area Manager Eddie Stimpson, “it wasn’t the prettiest of places.” So after [...]
Wetherspoon have been given the green light by licensing chiefs to open a £1.5m pub in Stirling’s Spittal Street. Stirling Licensing Board voted four to one in favour of the licence. The board originally approved the licence back in September, but then rival pub operator Greene King sought a judicial review on a point of law and it was agreed the [...]
Belhaven owners, Greene King, revealed its preclose trading update for the 51 weeks to 21 April 2013 with its preliminary results for the 52 weeks to 28 April 2013 being announced on 27 June. Retail like-for-like (LFL) sales were up 2.2% while food LFL sales were up 2.7%. It’s core brand own-brewed volumes were up 0.8%. Chief Executive Officer, Rooney Anand, said, [...]
Tennent Caledonian has announced that it will not increase the wholesale selling price of its leading brands – Tennent’s Lager, Caledonia Best and Magners Golden Draught – for Scotland’s free on-trade in 2013. The news comes only weeks some of the brewers major competitors revealed their price rises. This decision will provide a welcome financial [...]
Chris Houlton has joined Greene King as Managing Director Brewing and Brands, a role previously held by Euan Venters, who stepped down last month. Chris, formerly Sales and Distribution Director at Carlsberg UK, now takes on the responsibility for Belhaven in Scotland. He will split his time between Scotland and England, and he told DRAM [...]
Belhaven owners Greene King Interim Management Statement for the 37 weeks to 15 January 2012 revealed that retail like-for-like sales were up 8.2% and food like-for-like sales up 11.1%, in the last seven weeks, with core brand own-brewed volumes up 7.4% Rooney Anand, Chief Executive, said, “This was another strong performance driven by the strength [...]
Belhaven owners, Greene King, is to create a further 2,200 jobs on top of 800 apprenticeships already created as part of an expansion drive across its estate. The news came the same week that the company revealed it has put 37 pubs in Scotland up for sale. This will leave it with 260 outlets in [...]
One of Scotland’s most famous films, Whisky Galore, is being rereleased this week. Whisky Galore was set in 1943 on the apocryphal Hebridean island of Todday, which was actually Barra. Brewdog’s new Glasgow pub has just opened. On the site of the former Lock Inn on Dumbarton Road, opposite the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the new [...]
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