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Brakspear rewards top tenants with Hospitality Awards

Brakspear rewards top tenants with Hospitality Awards

Tenants at seven Brakspear pubs were singled out for recognition and a £500 prize as winners of the pub operator’s annual Hospitality Awards. The awards rewarded tenants who had demonstrated either excellence in one area of their business, or achievement across the board. Overall sales growth, scores in the company’s Silent Customer mystery dining visits…

Ex-McMullens chief becomes non-exec at Brakspear

Ex-McMullens chief becomes non-exec at Brakspear

Pub operator and brewer Brakspear has recruited Peter Furness-Smith as a non-executive director, with a particular focus on helping to develop the company’s expanding managed estate. Furness-Smith retired this summer from McMullens, the Hertfordshire brewer and pub retailer, where he served nearly 20 years as managing director. McMullens has 85 managed and 35 tenanted pubs….

Brakspear reports strong results for 2016

Brakspear reports strong results for 2016

J T Davies & Sons, the parent company for Henley-based pub operator and brewer Brakspear, increased its turnover during the year ending 31 December 2016 by 14%, to £25.5 million and EBITDA increased 1% to £8.3m. Profit before tax was up by 33% to £6.6m assisted by the successful disposal of three sites during the…

What you might not know about Marie Curie…

What you might not know about Marie Curie…

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness, supporting them and their families with expert hands-on care and emotional support. Here are four facts about the work of Marie Curie Nurses: They care for people living with any terminal illness, not just cancer. They generally provide one-to-one nursing care and…

Brakspear supports fourth Henley Club to Pub Swim

Brakspear supports fourth Henley Club to Pub Swim

Rain definitely didn’t stop play at the Henley Club to Pub Swim on 22 July, as 520 swimmers took to the Thames, despite the day’s heavy rainfall and dark skies.  Happily, the weather improved in time for the 7.00 pm start, so competitors were able to complete the 1.5km course in fair conditions and enjoy…