Wetherspoon Chairman Tim Martin has criticised brewer and pub company Greene King for its decision to seek a judicial review against a planned Wetherspoon pub in Stirling’s Spittal Street, accusing them of trying to “preserve a local monopoly in Stirling.” The judicial review, set for later this year, relates to a disused retail shop in [...]
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 [...]
In the same week that Greene King, the pub operator and brewer best known in Scotland for Belhaven Best, posted a resilient jump in half-time sales and profits the news that Euan Venters, Managing Director of Brewing and Brands was leaving the company came as a surprise. Euan replaced former Belhaven boss Stuart Ross in [...]
Belhaven seeks new boss Greene King have confirmed that Euan Venters, Managing Director of Brewing & Brands will be leaving the company at the end of the month. Euan replaced former Belhaven boss Stuart Ross in 2008, when he joined the company as managing director of Belhaven. Last year he took on the role of [...]
Pub group Greene King has signed a deal with WiFi provider The Cloud to bring free WiFi access to all of its pubs, restaurants and hotels, including the Hungry Horse and Loch Fyne brands – covering up to 2,400 venues around the UK. A huge increase in demand from customers recently has convinced the pub [...]
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 [...]
Where are we heading? the future will be here before we know it, so we decided to ask some of the movers and shakers of the industry to look into their crystal balls to see where we will be and what we’ll be doing in five years time. susan young deciphers their mystic predictions. 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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