Who we are
We are the largest pub company in the UK, with over 4,500 properties that are predominantly run as leased and tenanted pubs. We aim to partner with entrepreneurs passionate about pubs, by granting leases and tenancies to the best publicans. We recruit high quality, commercially minded managers for our managed pubs, as well as collaborating with experienced experts in the pub industry.
We have a team of over 500 people dedicated to supporting and empowering our publicans to run great pub businesses. We are committed to providing our publicans with exceptional levels of service and support, our people with a great place to work and our suppliers with a trusted partner to do business with.
Our business has historically focused on leased and tenanted pubs. We have an extensive range of tied agreements available allowing more choice for publicans. We believe our leased and tenanted model makes running pub businesses more accessible than the purchase of a freehold, whilst providing the same feelings of ownership, autonomy and pride for our publicans that come from them building their own successful businesses. Together with providing the pub, we offer a range of Special Commercial or Financial Advantage (SCORFA) benefits to our publicans, including investment, training, business support and other business building and cost saving opportunities, and we will continue to develop these benefits for our tied tenants. When we work in partnership to drive sales - both ei group and the publican will benefit from higher sales volumes and pub profit.
We are acutely aware of the ever changing nature of the market, with consumers becoming more discerning, resulting in the need for publicans to evolve their retail offers away from the traditional drink-led approach. Given this shift in the market, and with the impending Statutory Code in the industry, there are opportunities for us to reinvigorate our approach.
Our business model has evolved and expanded in order to incorporate managed house and commercial property operating models within our strategy. Utilising each of these operating models will allow us to assess and implement the most appropriate approach to deliver the optimum value from every asset.