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There are plans to roll the Gusto brand out across the UK including London

Gusto undertakes MBO from Living Ventures

By John Harrington

Restaurant and bar group Gusto has completed a management buyout from Living Ventures, the Tim Bacon-led premium operator, with funding from private equity group Palatine as it looks to add about 15 sites over the next four years, including a move into...

Admiral Taverns was refinanced in November 2009 under the auspices of Lloyds Banking Group

Admiral announces new CEO and chairman

By Luke Nicholls

Jonathan Paveley has stepped down as executive chairman of Admiral Taverns; to be replaced by John Sands as non-executive chairman, with Kevin Georgel promoted to chief executive officer.

Kua 'Aina Burger & Sandwich Grill launched its first UK site in London's Soho in April 2011

Kua ‘Aina eyes London expansion

By Luke Nicholls

Hawaiian burger and sandwich concept Kua ‘Aina, which currently has one UK restaurant in Soho, is actively seeking funding to open two more sites in central London this year, with hopes to expand to up to 20 outlets by 2020, BigHospitality can reveal.

Rupert Clevely, who founded Geronimo Inns in 1995, is to stand down as its managing director as Young's prepares to expand the business

Rupert Clevely steps down as Geronimo Inns managing director

By Peter Ruddick

Young's has announced Rupert Clevely is to stand down as the managing director of Geronimo Inns and will take up a non-executive role with the brewer and pubco which plans to open three or four new Geronimo pubs this year.

Mitchells & Butler's like-for-like sales went up more than 2 per cent in the last year, largely due to food sales

Food sales drive 2% growth for Mitchells and Butlers

By Emma Eversham

Sales across the Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) estate went up 2.1 per cent last year, a period during which the pub and restaurant operator initiated 'significant cultural change' by focusing on streamlining the business and investing heavily...

Jonathan Neame, chief executive of Shepherd Neame, has been named as the new chair of the BBPA

Shepherd Neame's Jonathan Neame named BBPA chair

By Peter Ruddick

Jonathan Neame, the chief executive of Kent-based brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame, has been named as the new chair of the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA).

The Balls Brothers revamp will be unveiled this weekend at the Lime Street branch

Novus Leisure starts £2m Balls Brothers refurb

By Emma Eversham

Novus Leisure has kicked off a re-brand of the city bar chain Balls Brothers it bought out of administration earlier this year with a £300k refurbishment of the Lime Street branch.

Punch Taverns will de-merge its managed business in September

Punch Taverns appoints new chairman

By Becky Paskin

Punch Taverns has appointed URENCO audit committee director and chairman Stephen Billingham as its new chairman following the group’s proposed de-merger of Spirit in September.

A room at Young's Alma hotel, which opened earlier this year

Strong hotel trade pushes growth for Young’s

By Emma Eversham

Hospitality operator and brewer Young’s said it saw the strongest growth in the hotel sector of its business last year with revpar up 14.2 per cent to £44.11.

Bob Ivell joins M&B today

M&B appoints Bob Ivell as non-exec director

By Lorraine Heller

Pub and restaurant operator Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has appointed industry veteran Bob Ivell as non-executive director, effective immediately.

Ego's eight restaurants will now be run under the 3Sixty umbrella

Luke Johnson merges Ego and Rocket

By Stefan Chomka

Luke Johnson continues to wield his influence, this time by merging his Mediterranean concept Ego with pizza operator Rocket Restaurants.

Fowle leaves M&B after just two years

Mitchells & Butlers chief exec Fowle steps down

By Lorraine Heller

The managed pub and restaurant operator Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) announced today that chief executive Adam Fowle will leave the company by mutual consent after two years in the post.


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