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  1. 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 pub...

  2. 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 frothy...

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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. 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 with...

  2. 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 they...

  3. 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 largest in...

  4. 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 debt-laden...

  5. September 6, 2013

    Talk of another cost-cutting round boosts Thomas Cook

    Thomas Cook , London’s best-performing large cap stock over the past year, led the market higher on Friday on talk of...

  6. 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 through an...

  7. 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...

  8. 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 further...

  9. 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 as...

  10. 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...

  11. March 8, 2013

    Stories of achievement from the centre

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

  12. 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...

  13. 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 fund...

  14. 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 winter...

  15. January 31, 2013

    Antofagasta premium rating at risk

    Antofagasta hit a four-month low on fears that rising costs would erode its premium rating. The Chilean copper miner has...

  16. 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 on...

  17. 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 to...

  18. January 1, 2013

    Greater gains forecast for FTSE 100

    Past performance is no guarantee of future returns, but when it comes to predictions it seems a fair place to start. The...

  19. 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...

  20. 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....

  21. 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,...

  22. 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, in...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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 by...

  26. May 15, 2012

    Enterprise scents financial stability

    Enterprise Inns said higher projected sales during the Queen’s Jubilee and the European football championships should arrest...

  27. March 9, 2012

    Small-caps: broker disposes of US lossmaker

    Panmure Gordon jumped 22.2 per cent to 16½p on Friday after the broker disclosed the disposal of ThinkEquity, its lossmaking...

  28. February 19, 2012

    Fuller targets the ‘genteel shires’

    Fuller, Smith & Turner said it plans to follow in the footsteps of Waitrose supermarkets by targeting acquisitions in...

  29. February 10, 2012

    Small-cap week: Cosalt gains 130%

    Cosalt, the troubled engineering company, led the small caps this week, gaining 130 per cent despite suffering a big fall on...

  30. February 9, 2012

    Small-caps: Tower Resources tumbles

    Oil and gas explorer Tower Resources tumbled 12 per cent to 3½p on Thursday even as it announced it had raised £5.4m through...

  31. February 9, 2012

    Enterprise to sell up to 300 outlets

    Enterprise Inns, the UK’s largest tenanted pub company, plans to sell some of its best pubs over the next two years in order...

  32. FT Alphaville

    February 9, 2012

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, – Robust first half from Diageo – statement – Credit Suisse moves into the red in Q4 –...

  33. February 3, 2012

    Small-caps: Game bounces back

    Troubled retailer Game Group rose 24.6 per cent to 6.6p on Friday after announcing it expected to meet its covenant tests,...

  34. February 3, 2012

    Fuller’s buys 15 Enterprise pubs

    Fuller, Smith & Turner has acquired 15 pubs from one of its competitors, Enterprise Inns, for £22.9m as the pub chain and...

  35. February 2, 2012

    Pubs bank on food, not beer, to grow

    The Two Rivers retail park in Staines does not look like a traditional site for a pub. It is a sprawling collection of...

  36. December 5, 2011

    Small caps: Treatt profits soured by forecast

    Treatt , the ingredients supplier to the flavour and fragrance industries, dropped 8.3 per cent to 316½p after warning that...

  37. November 24, 2011

    Alarm over increase in rate of pub closures

    Pub campaigners have warned that the pace of pub closures could accelerate after the government said it would not intervene...

  38. November 22, 2011

    Small-caps: Xchanging loses 8%

    Outsourcing company Xchanging retreated 8.2 per cent to 64½p on news that its human resources contract with BAE Systems will...

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