Tennent Caledonian and Maclay Inns have linked up in a deal which sees Tennent’s become the group’s main beer supplier, while at the same time providing investment support for Maclay’s expansion drive.
Maclay Group’s Managing Director Steve Mallon commented, “Maclay Group has the skills and infrastructure to grow its business and in Tennent Caledonian we believe we have found the right partner to support and accelerate that ambition.”
While Tennent Caledonian’s Sales Managing Director, John Gilligan commented, “Tennent Caledonian is committed to the Scottish on-trade and a key part of that is investing in high
quality operators who can build successful retail operations to showcase our brands, with Caledonia Best in particular benefitting from this transaction.”
Both companies say they view the resulting combination of high quality outlets and an industry leading beer and cider portfolio as a strong platform for future growth and development.
Maclay’s currently has 26 pubs in its portfolio ranging from Bert’s Bar in Edinburgh to the Tullie Inn in Balloch and the Lansdowne in Glasgow.