10.00am – Conference starts
Featuring the below speakers, with more to be confirmed shortly
NEWLY ANNOUNCED: Wayne Shurvinton, managing director, Greene King Pub Partners
Wayne will contrast his experiences of operating in the branded franchise world with building local pub partnerships, considering whether despite the differences there are also similarities that can offer genuine growth opportunities for publicans across the country.
NEWLY ANNOUNCED: Gavin George, CEO, Laine Pub Company
Gavin will discuss how Laine Pub Company developed its multi-faceted approach to pubs, first across Brighton before moving into London. Following the company’s recent acquisitions in Birmingham, he will talk about how it aims to keep true to its DNA whilst expanding outside its traditional heartlands.
NEWLY ANNOUNCED: Sean Donkin, managing, director, The Inn Collection Group
Sean will discuss the group’s award-winning approach to developing its people as well as the next stage in its growth strategy following last year’s investment by Alchemy Partners.
Martin Wolstencroft, CEO, Arc Inspirations
Martin shares the strategy and the journey from operating in his Leeds heartland to building a national chain, through targeted hubs centred around three core brands.
Gerry Carroll, CEO, Hawthorn Leisure
The combined pub portfolios of Hawthorn Leisure and NewRiver have created the UK’s 10th largest pub group. Chief executive Gerry Carroll will reflect on the lessons learnt from building a nationwide collection of community pubs and update on the strategy for the combined business as it seeks to grow to an eventual 2,000-strong estate.
William Lees-Jones, MD, JW Lees
William will discuss the dynamics and opportunity of being a family brewer and pub operator in 2019.
Andrew Carlill, Director of pub operations, Marston’s Pubs & Bars
Andrew will deliver insight into the work Marston’s has done around ‘community heroes’ and fusing the best of its Destination and Taverns businesses.
Peter Borg-Neal, CEO, and Dermot King, COO, Oakman Inns
Peter and Dermot share perspectives. Peter is a lifelong pub man and founder of multi award-winning Oakman Inns. Dermot recently joined, having delivered significant growth and profitability as MD of that other Great British institution: Butlins.
Clive Watson, Chairman, The City Pub Group
Clive will be joined by employee representatives to the board to discuss the company’s trailblazing decision to introduce weekly bonuses.
Gareth Nash, director of consumer insights, MCA
Gareth will share highlights from MCA’s latest, in-depth research into the £22.5bn UK pub market.
Graeme Smith, MD, AlixPartners
Graeme Smith will discuss M&A potential for the sector over the next 12 months.
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