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10th June 2022

Greene King Pub Partners expands Hive Pubs team with five new Learning and Development roles

Hive Pubs – the new franchise pub concept from Greene King Pub Partners – has expanded its team with five new Learning and Development roles.

The new Learning and Development roles have been created to support the rollout of Hive Pubs over the coming years and to help embed new franchisees and their teams into running a Hive Pub.

The new roles will provide a range of training and support to Hive Pubs franchisees and their teams, including front of house training and on-site kitchen training to deliver the Hive Pubs food offer curated by the food team at Greene King.

The new Learning and Development team for Hive Pubs will be spearheaded by Learning & Development Manager James Corbett, who was previously a Retail Systems Trainer for Greene King’s Managed divisions as well as a General Manager of a Greene King Locals managed pub.

Four Learning & Development Partners will work alongside James in the Hive Pubs team – three of which will report directly to him and have joined from the wider Greene King business and have experience in training roles in managed pubs ranging from leadership training to front of house and kitchen training.

The Hive Pubs Learning & Development team will work alongside and report into Greene King Pub Partners’ long established and award winning training team for Greene King’s Leased and Tenanted partners, led by Sarah Milward – a judge at the most recent BII National Innovation in Training Awards.

So far, nine Hive Pubs have been opened by Greene King Pub Partners since October 2020, with several more in the pipeline for this year.

With a Hive Pub, franchisees get a minimum guaranteed income of £20,000 plus additional income based on performance such as share of turnover and other bonus opportunities including profit share. Aimed at those with experience of running a pub as a Manager but looking to run their own pub business, the Hive Pub franchise agreement gives licensees a ready to trade pub within a proven branded concept for just £5,000 ingoing cost.

Wayne Shurvinton, Managing Director for Greene King Pub Partners, said:

“As the rollout of our Hive Pubs concept goes from strength-to-strength, we have expanded the team behind it. This has seen us develop a dedicated Hive Pubs Learning and Development team that will help our franchisees and their own teams to grow their businesses and provide an excellent level of service to customers.”


Notes to editors

About Greene King Pub Partners:

About Greene King Pub Partners: Greene King is the UK’s largest pub company and brewer, with a history stretching back more than 200 years in its hometown of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. It currently employs around 40,000 people across its five divisions: Local Pubs; Destination Food Brands; Premium, Urban and Venture Brands; Pub Partners; and Brewing & Brands.

The Greene King Pub Partners division operates over 1000 leased, tenanted and franchise pubs across England, Scotland and Wales with independent business partners. In March 2021 it was recognised as the best leased and tenanted pub company at the Publican Awards, the 5th time Greene King Pub Partners has won the national industry award.

Press release from Greene King Pub Partners

Press Contact: Nick Lawrie Email: Tel: 07812 256245