Who we are
Our purpose is to own and operate pubs that are at the heart of the local communities. This drives our vision to be recognised as the most innovative, progressive, value creating portfolio manager of pubs and properties in the UK.
We are the largest portfolio manager of pubs in the UK, with some 4,400 properties. Our business is built on the strength and scale of our leased and tenanted pub operation coupled with a rapidly growing managed pub estate. Our scale and expertise allows us to support, invest and add value to pubs throughout England and Wales. As a key operator in one of the UK economy’s largest sectors, we have invested over £250m over the last five years.
We directly employ over 1,800 people but in turn our pubs employ many thousands of people across the country.
Ei Group has four distinctive Business Units responsible for driving asset optimisation throughout the portfolio. We are committed to owning and operating successful, sustainable pubs where we can invest to add value. In both our leased and tenanted operation and our managed houses that means investing to support and grow those businesses, for the benefit of our publicans and their communities, so that they can compete effectively and sustainably.
The Ei Commercial Properties business, where we believe the nature of the trading offer or its location mean that independent operators are better placed to add value to that pub without our intervention and support. As we have limited opportunity to influence the operation of these properties we do not see ourselves as long-term owners of such sites.
We will typically recycle the proceeds of disposal of unsustainable and non-core properties to invest in our retained pubs to enhance financial returns and support pubs at the heart of local communities.