Our publicans

We are totally committed to empowering our publicans to develop and run great British pubs for the benefit of their local communities.

At the heart of every successful pub is a great publican. Our philosophy is to empower our publicans to run thei​r pub business, their way.  We offer all the help and support they require to develop a successful business. This includes business-building activities to increase footfall, extend customer dwell time, improve their margin through great product deals and increase their turnover.

Our publicans also enjoy access to industry leading training courses designed for people new to the business as those with many year’s experience.

We encourage feedback and suggestions so that we can strive to provide them with the highest levels of help and support throughout their time as ei group publicans. Regular feedback can be provided via their Regional Manager and Divisional Director.

Paul Lightwood

Sitwell Arms, Morton

”I have been in the pub trade for over 30 years. I know what it takes to run a good pub and with the help of Ei Publican Partnerships we will be able to put this pub back in the centre of the local community”



Lion Hotel, Treorchy

The pub won our Community Hero Awards for its contribution to championing local causes and Adrian was a finalist in the Great British Pub awards in 2017.



​“We have worked with Enterprise very, very closely to bring the pub from where it was, which wasn’t at its best through to where we are now, a thriving business”

Community Hero Award Winner


Ei Group awards for excellence

We have launched a revitalised awards programme to recognize the outstanding publicans in our estate, pubs at the heart of their local communities and operational excellence across the company.  The categories include:

  • Best Community Hub
  • Best Marketing Initiative
  • Best Food Offer
  • Best Sports Venue
  • Excellence in Cellar Standards
  • Best Joint Investment
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Live Music Venue
  • Best Turnaround
  • Best Multiple Operator
  • Best Outdoor Area
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Ei Group Pub of the Year