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September 11, 2017

St Austell Brewery named south west business of the year

St Austell Brewery named south west business of the year: Cornwall-based St Austell Brewery has won the 2017 PwC West of England Business of the Year award, which is for businesses with turnover of more than £30m. Independent judges hailed the … Continued

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September 1, 2017

St Austell Brewery targets shelf presence with new beer bottles

St Austell Brewery has unveiled new bottle designs and logos for its Tribute, Korev and Proper Job beers in the UK. The 500ml bottles have ‘St Austell’ embossed on the neck,  updated labels to celebrate the brand’s heritage and are … Continued

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August 24, 2017

Stonegate to buy Revolution Bars Group for £101.5m

Stonegate Pub Company has reached agreement with Revolution Bars Group to buy the company for £101.5m. Under the terms of the offer, Revolution shareholders shall be entitled to receive 203p per share in cash, representing a premium of approximately 62.40% … Continued

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August 1, 2017

St Austell to invest in Bath Ales

Cornwall-based St Austell Brewery is to invest in its Bath Ales acquisition to support further expansion. Work is under way to build a brewery for Bath Ales as part of a multimillion-pound investment. St Austell Brewery chief executive James Staughton … Continued

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July 14, 2017

Oakman reports like-for-likes up 12.4%

Oakman reports like-for-likes up 12.4%, updates on pipeline:Oakman Inns & Restaurants has reported like-for-like sales were up 12.4% for the quarter ending 2 July 2017 with trading “significantly ahead of expectations”. Three major fund-raising exercises have produced more than £24m … Continued

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July 4, 2017

Revolution Bars Group plans double opening in North East

Revolution Bars Group, the operator of 67 premium bars across the UK under the Revolution and Revolución de Cuba brands, has applied to open two venues in the north east. The company has applied to take over the Bishop Langley … Continued

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July 4, 2017

Webinar: Guided vs. Self-service

Guided vs. Self-service Why should you move from QlikView to Qlik Sense? In this webinar we will explore the similarities and differences between QlikView and Qlik Sense, providing a demonstration of the new look and feel of the Qlik Sense … Continued

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June 7, 2017

Butcombe Brewing Co offers its tenants subsidised BII membership:

Butcombe Brewing Co offers its tenants subsidised BII membership: Brewer and operator Butcombe Brewing Co, owned by Liberation Group, is to offer all its pub tenants and lessees subsidised annual membership of the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII). Butcombe has negotiated … Continued

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May 11, 2017

Simon Blackbourne to share insights on Business Growth at Propel Summer Conference

The speaker schedule for the Propel Multi-Club summer conference on Thursday, 6 July has been confirmed and multi-site operators can claim two free places by emailing Jo Charity on The event will also involve the Propel summer party in … Continued

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May 8, 2017

St Austell Brewery reports turnover increases 13.2% to £153.2m

Cornwall-based St Austell Brewery has reported turnover increased 13.2% to £153.2m for the year ending 31 December 2016. The company, which has 178 pubs, also saw operating profit rise 5.2% to £14m. Non-executive chairman Will Michelmore said: “I am very … Continued

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