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Craft Union breaks records with charity toy appeal

Toy cheer from Craft Union

By Ed Bedington

Community focused pub group Craft Union is celebrating another year of charity success having brought joy to children and their families last December.

Farewell: Ian Payne MBE is stepping down at Stonegate

Stonegate CEO Ian Payne to retire

By Finn Scott-Delany

Stonegate chairman and founder Ian Payne MBE has decided to retire at the end of January 2024 and step down from his role with the group after 13 years.

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Stonegate launches dynamic pricing

By Ed Bedington

The UK’s largest pub group has launched a new system of dynamic pricing, which could see prices increase in some pubs during busier periods.

Shakeup: Stonegate says the strategy will help deliver profitable growth

Stonegate 'to axe up to 260 jobs'

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pub company Stonegate is set to enter into a consultation process that could make up to 260 roles redundant, as it restructures its central functions and operations management team.

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McDowall 'I'm in my dream job'

By Ed Bedington

For some of us, we’re lucky enough to enjoy our jobs, but for Stonegate boss David McDowall, he’s delighted to find himself doing the job he’d always wanted!

Invaluable support: Stonegate Group raises £250k for MND Association

Stonegate raises £250k for MND Association

By Rebecca Weller

The UK’s biggest pub company, Stonegate Group, has raised £250,000 for its corporate charities, the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and MND Scotland.

In the club: Stonegate's Clubhouse 5 sports bar opened on Thursday 5 May

Record GBPA winner moves to Stonegate’s Clubhouse 5 site

By Gary Lloyd

Multi-award-winning pub operator Paul Eastwood – whose Famous Three Kings site has scooped Best Pub to Watch Sport at the Great British Pub Awards (GBPA) an incredible FIVE times – has taken over new site Clubhouse 5.

Personnel change: Simon Longbottom (left) is set to be replaced as Stonegate Group CEO by David McDowall (right)

BrewDog’s McDowall replacing Stonegate’s Longbottom

By Nikkie Thatcher

Stonegate Group chief executive officer Simon Longbottom is stepping down from the role at the country's biggest pub company and is set to be replaced by BrewDog’s David McDowall in February 2023.

Making a difference: Stonegate team raises more than £13,000 for Motor Neurone Disease Association

Stonegate raises more than 13k for charity

By Rebecca Weller

Pubco Stonegate Group has raised more than £13,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association through its Tour de Stonegate 2022 virtual cycling fundraising drive.

Heart of the community: Craft Union Pub Company donates more than £37,000 to local projects

Craft Union donates £37,000 to local projects

By Rebecca Weller

Craft Union Pub Company, part of Stonegate’s managed pubs division, has donated more than £37,000 to local projects as part of its ‘Love your Local’ campaign.

Far from conclusive: Stonegate intends to appeal outcome of court ruling in case against insurers MS Amlin (Credit: Getty/Bill Oxford)

Stonegate ruling sets 'dangerous precedent'

By Rebecca Weller

The outcome of pub company Stonegate’s legal battle against insurers MS Amlin, announced yesterday (Monday 17 October), sets a “dangerous precedent” and is “far from conclusive”.

Chapter Collection: the Clerk & Well is the first site under Stonegate's new division

Stonegate unveils new premium division

By Finn Scott-Delany, MCA editor

Stonegate has launched the first site under its new premium division, which will be known internally as the Chapter Collection.

Buy one, get one free: Stonegate Pubs are offering customers free drinks to support the Marmalade Trust charity this March

Stonegate offering free drinks this March

By Rebecca Weller

Stonegate Pub Partners is offering customers a buy one, get one free deal on selected drinks across its estate to support charity until the end of March 2022.

Insurance lawsuit: Stonegate Group has filed a £845m lawsuit against its insurers: MS Amlin, Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe and Zurich, in the latest sector dispute over business interruption policies

Stonegate files £845m lawsuit against insurers

By Georgi Gyton

Stonegate Group has filed a £845m lawsuit against its insurers: MS Amlin, Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe and Zurich, in the latest sector dispute over business interruption policies.

Business comment: Stonegate leased and tenanted MD Nick Light said he was proud of the financial support the company had provided (image: Getty/Scott O'Neill)

Ei rent credits to stop at end of June

By Nikkie Thatcher

Tied Ei Publican Partnerships licensees on substantive agreements in England will receive rent credits until 20 June but The Morning Advertiser understands the credits will stop after this date.

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