The next Tenanted Pub Company Summit will take place in February 2021 in London. To be the first to hear about our 2021 programme, please register your interest by sending an email to

2020 Agenda:

12:30 – Arrival & networking lunch

13:45 – Afternoon conference

MCA13:45 – Welcome address
– James Halliwell, editor, MCA

CGA13:50 – The Shape of the Sector
– Karl Chessell, business unit director – food & retail, CGA

Karl will talk us through the shape of the tenanted pub sector in terms of outlet numbers, the rate of change, food led versus drink led and quality scores.

Shepherd Neame14:15 – Staying Local
– Jonathan Neame, chief executive, Shepherd Neame

Jonathan will discuss the importance of evolving and adapting the offer to the local demographic to appeal to the local community, and how Shepherd Neame has identified ways of doing it differently.

BBPA14:40 – Thoughts from the BBPA
– Emma McClarkin, chief executive,
British Beer & Pub Association

Emma will discuss her thoughts on the industry, its biggest challenges, and how the BBPA and its members are working collectively to support the tenanted sector.

Admiral Taverns15:05 – Fair and Lawful
– Chris Jowsey, chief executive, Admiral Taverns

Chris will speak on the principle of ‘fair and lawful dealing’ – what does it mean to Admiral Taverns in the context of tenanted pubs, the Pubs Code and the changing expectations of society.

15:30 – Coffee Break

Sapient15:50 – What’s the Big Deal?
– Peter Hansen, partner, Sapient Corporate Finance

Peter will look at the big deals in the sector over the last 12 months and what to expect in 2020.

Marston's16:10 – Grow Your Profits
– Ed Hancock, managing director – venture,
great locals and estates, Marston’s

Ed will discuss how to build better relationships with tenants to grow bigger profits for everyone involved, and how Marston’s is raising the bar in terms of investments and training.

Star Pubs & Bars16:40 – Cutting Costs
– Ed Bedington, editor, The Morning Advertiser
– Tim Galligan, operations director – south, Star Pubs & Bars
– Mark Draper, director, Prospect Pubs & Bars

PANEL: Growing together – a partnership approach. How can tenanted pub companies improve support and reduce costs for licensees? MA editor Ed Bedington interviews Star Pubs & Bars tenants and Tim Galligan, operations director.

Rock Point17:10 – Progressive Partnerships
– Daniel Davies, chief executive, Rockpoint Leisure

Pubs as heart of the community. Daniel will speak about a progressive partnership with Punch on his latest project, designed to reinvigorate the seaside town of New Brighton in the Wirral peninsula.

17:35 – Networking drinks & canapés

18:40 – Dinner, with speeches from:

Punch Pubs & CoClive Chesser, chief executive, Punch Pubs & Co.

During dinner, Clive will deliver a state of the nation address on the challenges and opportunities facing the tenanted pub sector and look ahead to what’s in store for the sector in 2020.

Heath BallHeath Ball, director & owner, The Pickled Pub Company
& The Wenlock Pub Company

Pub Co’s – A Warning from History: Heath will draw on examples from German military history, domestic politics and the humble truths he has learnt from creating an award winning pub operation to deliver his plea to the tenanted pub sector to break the shackles of control and allow their tenants to soar.

22:30 – Carriages