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    1. May 22, 2015

      Young landlords drive pubs revival despite thousands of closures

      Thousands of British pubs have closed since the recession but a generation of younger landlords is driving a rise in...

    2. May 15, 2015

      Pub companies: managing decline

      The UK’s famous pubs are not worth much these days — as pubs, anyway. So they are being converted into shops, flats,...

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    1. Special Report: Mid-Market Companies 2013

      Britain’s mid-sized enterprises more than match smaller and larger rivals in terms of ...
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    1. May 12, 2015

      EasyJet’s diminishing legroom

      A skier who attains high velocity decelerates correspondingly fast when she collides with a tree. Carolyn McCall, chief...

    2. May 12, 2015

      Enterprise to reshape pub business after loosening of beer tie

      Enterprise Inns has become the first big pub group to announce a radical change to the shape of its business after a...

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      May 12, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - easyJet first-half profit takes off

      EasyJet records a first-half profit – turning round last year’s loss – Just Retirement sales are down 22 per cent and...

    4. November 21, 2014

      High spirits and hangovers after MPs target ‘beer ties’

      MPs this week voted to allow pub tenants to buy beer on the open market, in a move billed as a victory for the small...

    5. November 21, 2014

      Yoga, dance and microbrewery beer at UK’s first community pub

      There is a yoga class in the morning, children’s dance in the afternoon, and 371 local residents own a slice of it –...

    6. November 19, 2014

      UK pub groups rocked by MPs’ vote to call time on beer tie

      Pub companies face a decline in investor confidence and months of uncertainty after a shock decision by MPs to unwind...

    7. November 19, 2014

      Last orders call sparks bar brawl over beer tie

      If the near-400 year-old system that ties British publicans to pub companies really is to disappear, it will go down...

    8. November 19, 2014

      Beer tie: time, please

      Pull yourself a pint. A strong one. And a whisky chaser. An already convoluted business model is about to get more...

    9. November 19, 2014

      Q&A – Untying the UK pub industry

      What are tied pubs? They are pubs whose landlords are under contract to purchase their beer from a particular pub group...

    10. November 18, 2014

      Pub group shares tumble after vote to end tenants’ beer tie

      Shares in the UK’s biggest pub groups have fallen sharply after a surprise Westminster vote that could shake up their...

    11. November 18, 2014

      Enterprise Inns sales buoyed by World Cup

      Enterprise Inns, the UK’s largest pub group, has reported its first full year of like-for-like sales growth since 2006...

    12. June 29, 2014

      Pints or property? The dilemma for pubs

      Wedged between two bureaux de change opposite Kensington Gardens near Hyde Park, London’s 18th century Black Lion pub...

    13. June 3, 2014

      ‘Tied’ publicans to gain power to challenge rents

      Publicans tied to Britain’s big pub companies are to be given new powers to challenge rents and will have an...

    14. May 13, 2014

      Enterprise Inns posts third consecutive quarter of growth

      Fewer pub tenants are going out of business, which helped Enterprise Inns post a third consecutive quarter of growth...

    15. February 6, 2014

      Listed pub sector serves up a healthier round of figures

      Pubs closing their doors. Food and drink costs rising. Britons drinking less beer. By some measures, the future of the...

    16. February 6, 2014

      Christmas cheer lacking at Enterprise Inns

      Shares in Enterprise Inns fell more than 6 per cent on Thursday after the pub landlord failed to deliver sufficiently...

    17. November 22, 2013

      Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

      Buy: Enterprise Inns (ETI) It’s speculative, but the shares are cheap on a forward price/earnings ratio of eight, and...

    18. November 21, 2013

      Pubs turns focus from property to staff

      For a long time in the pub industry, the property market came before pubs. Whoever was running the pub – and how well...

    19. November 19, 2013

      Enterprise Inns founder to call time as group returns to growth

      The founder of Enterprise Inns is to step down after a 22-year stint at the pub group, during which it became the...

    20. October 22, 2013

      Spirit Pub Company wins more flexible debt terms

      Spirit Pub Company became the latest pubs group to win more favourable terms on its debt, as creditors give the...

    21. September 5, 2013

      UK’s Enterprise Inns refinances £100m of net debt

      Enterprise Inns, the largest pub owner in the UK with 6,000 drinking holes, has refinanced £100m of its net debt...

    22. May 14, 2013

      Enterprise Inns rejects government plans for pub industry

      The chief executive of Enterprise Inns has claimed that the government vastly overstated the number of complaints made...

    23. May 10, 2013

      BSkyB launches Project Purple to stave off BT threat to sports TV

      Anyone doubting that BSkyB is concerned about rival BT’s impending launch of its sports TV channels need look no...

    24. April 22, 2013

      Cable targets ‘unfair’ pub group tactics

      Vince Cable has warned that local pubs are being “driven to the wall” by the “unfair practices” of large pub companies...

    25. April 3, 2013

      UK pub industry craves parity over tax

      George Osborne is rarely cheered when he enters a room. But one such exception occurred last week, when the chancellor...

    26. March 8, 2013

      Stories of achievement from the centre

      Company of the Year Winner: Fuller, Smith & Turner Shortlist: Cranswick, Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Galliford Try, Rotork...

    27. March 8, 2013

      FTSE 250 Club: Investors increasingly eye middle ground

      For the aspiring chief executive, ascent into the FTSE 250 Index can mark an important step on the road to corporate...

    28. February 6, 2013

      Restructuring talk boosts Man Group

      Restructuring talk helped lift Man Group on Wednesday as the London market edged higher for a second day. The hedge...

    29. January 31, 2013

      Pub chains feel the chill

      Pub chains Mitchells & Butlers and Enterprise Inns endured contrasting fortunes over Christmas and the new year as...

    30. January 25, 2013

      FTSE 100 set for best January in 13 years

      Merger hopes lifted Polymetal International on Friday as the UK market rose for a third straight day. Polymetal gained...

    31. January 8, 2013

      Statutory code to tackle pubco abuses

      The relationship between pub companies and publicans is to be defined in law, and an independent adjudicator appointed...

    32. December 23, 2012

      Spirit to open pubs for Christmas lunch

      Spirit Pub Company will ensure its entire managed estate of 750 pubs – bar the odd City pub – is open for Christmas day...

    33. December 8, 2012

      Enterprise gains on FTSE 250 entry hopes

      Shares in Enterprise Inns reached an 18-month high this week on hopes that they will shortly enter the FTSE 250 index....

    34. November 23, 2012

      Small-cap week: Optimism lifts Thomas Cook

      Turnaround optimism lifted Thomas Cook this week, with the debt-laden holiday group rising 20 per cent. Harriet Green,...

    35. November 23, 2012

      Wet summer hits Fuller’s sales

      The wet summer undermined any Olympic Games boost at Fuller, Smith & Turner, the Chiswick-based brewer and pub company,...

    36. November 20, 2012

      Enterprise Inns focuses on paying debts

      Selling more beer is not as relevant to the financial health of Enterprise Inns as paying off its debt, the pub group’s...

    37. October 24, 2012

      Punch prepares to restructure debt

      Punch Taverns is squaring up for talks with bondholders to restructure nearly £2.5bn of net debt, amid a worsening...

    38. May 25, 2012

      Pubs lift a glass to the Queen

      Britain’s pubs are expecting a significant boost to trade as drinkers celebrate the Queen’s six decades on the throne...

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