Punch Pubs & CoPubs, People, Possibilities
Punch Pubs & Co has over 1200 unique, high quality, lease, tenanted and management partnership pubs across the UK and years of experience of teaming up brilliant people with brilliant pubs!
Average floor space:
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About Punch Pubs & Co
Punch Pubs & Co have over 1200 pubs across the UK, 12 incredible support teams, a National Innovation and Training awarded training programme, industry leading tech and the winner of the 2020 Publican Awards – Best Tenanted & Leased Company. Perfect for anyone keen to take on their own pub.
Being your own boss and running your own Punch pub business gives you the flexibility to put your ideas into practice, be creative and innovative. We support your business plans and ideas, using our skills and years of experience to support you running a pub as one of our Publicans. We offer ongoing support from training courses for you and your team, regular business reviews and visits from your Operations Manager to help inform you about the trends and offers to drive your business forward.
Ways to work with us
- Management Partnership
The Management Partnership is a fantastic agreement and the ideal way to run a pub on a self-employed basis. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that most of the day to day bills associated with running a small business are not yours. This leaves you free to focus entirely on delivering a great retail offer whilst driving sales and profit and a ready-to-go concept with its marketing calendar.
Our Tenancy agreements vary between 3 – 5 years and offer a flexible approach to running your own pub business. Your pub is set up to trade and you have the option to work with us to offer a food menu, alternatively you can set up your own unique food offer. You will receive a high level of support and everything you need to run a successful business. From the beginning, you will have a dedicated Operations Manager, 12 support teams, access to training and development, business planning, operations and accounting expertise. This is an entrepreneurial agreement suitable for people wishing to have a greater input into the retail offer and allowing them to drive their business their own way.
We offer a selection of lease agreements with a tenure of 10 years+. All of which are fully repairing and protected under the lease and tenanted legislation. Our lease agreements are a great way to run a pub business on a long-term basis.
Training and support provided
We are passionate about supporting you to be the best you can be. Because we know that professional training is key to your success, we are there to support with training and pub management resources every step of your journey. Before you begin training, we will ask you to attend our free Induction Programme ‘Progress with Punch.’ At the Punch Academy you will build and refresh your knowledge, so you feel confident from the beginning and hit the ground with the best knowledge possible. You will also have some E-learning modules to complete.
- Punch Academy Online
This online resource is free to use and your window to training support for you and your team. Here you can book an Academy Workshop, complete an E-learning or dive into the bookshelf full of business guides.
- Winning Workshops
These workshops will also keep you up to date with the latest industry food and drink trends and marketing tips, or even legislation that may affect your business.
- Punch Academy Pathways
We are always on hand to help you build your business and so we will provide tailored pathways for your continued development and growth.
The ideal Punch Pubs & Co
You will enjoy working in a busy and changing environment with a real motivation, passion and drive to succeed.
To help build a great business, you will need fantastic social skills, the ability to provide great customer service and standards. Some hospitality or retail experience is an advantage.
Punch Pubs & Co's history
We are a group of around 1,300 incredible pub businesses in the UK. Punch was born in 1997 and we quickly began to expand our portfolio until we were listed on the stock exchange in 2002. In the years after, we acquired some great brands, including Pubmaster, Innspired Group and Avebury Holdings and, in 2017, we were acquired by Patron Capital and May Capital.
The Punch Story
The public house has always been a Great British institution, and it was this idea that led to Punch being born in 1997. Wanting to link brilliant people with brilliant pubs to keep Great British pubs firmly at the heart of local communities.
Since then, we’ve continued to expand our portfolio of Punch properties and our address book of successful publicans. In 2002, we were listed on the stock market.
In 2017 we relaunched our online ordering portal – The Punch Buying Club – making it mobile friendly, faster and more efficient so our publicans can order at a time to suit them, access paperless billing, dispense data, as well as a whole set of other features. It was a game changer. In just 12 months, The Punch Buying Club took it’s 100,000th order, and sold a staggering 100 million pints. To round off the year, we launched our online training portal – The Punch Progress Console – that’s a one-stop-shop, allowing our publicans develop their skills and their businesses in a way that suits them.
Punch has taken huge steps forwards over the last year, investing over £35 million in its estate in 2019, unlocking phenomenal pub possibilities for entrepreneurs across the UK, as well as opening its new Welcome Inn at Punch HQ and The Academy – an industry leading training space with two fully working bars and a cellar, alongside a development kitchen, enabling Publicans to learn in a classroom, a pub and a kitchen at the same time.
And finally, in 2020 Punch Pubs & Co was crowned The Best Tenanted & leased Company at the Publican Awards.
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