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Suppliers have more to fear from protracted Brexit talks than us, warns JDW boss

Suppliers have more to fear from protracted Brexit talks than us, warns JDW boss

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin warned this morning that its suppliers have most to fear from Brexit negotiations as he once again used the company’s latest financial update to outline his views on the EU.   Mr Martin, a staunch Leave campaigner, said that the current “posturing and threats” from EU negotiators would inevitably drive

BREAKING NEWS: Stonegate shakes hands on £101m takeover of Revolution bar chain

The board of bar group Revolution said this morning that it has reached an agreement that will see it taken over by Stonegate in a deal worth £101.5m. Stonegate is the fourth largest managed pub company in the UK in terms of number of operating sites, trading from 689 premises. It began trading in November

“It’s very difficult to compete with a nutter with a passion”

Tim Martin was a vociferous campaigner for Brexit last year. In the weeks leading up to the EU referendum he travelled the length and breadth of the country, absorbing what his staff and customers had to say, meeting with local newspapers from Aberdeen to Swansea, and generally sharing his contempt for the economists, politicians and

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Greene King catering chief gets pub chain’s kitchens firing

The Pub People Co is seeing a pick-up in food sales after bringing Greene King’s former catering equipment chief on board to oversee the direction of its kitchens. David George, an experienced operator who spent 10 years running Greene King’s kitchens, joined the ambitious East Midlands pub group last year and has set to work