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20th June 2023

Greene King Pub Partners Receives British Franchise Association Accreditation

Greene King Pub Partners, the leased, tenanted and franchise business unit of Greene King, has received accreditation from the British Franchise Association (BFA), becoming a member of the franchising association in the process.

The pub company launched its Hive Pubs franchise concept in 2021 and has since grown it to over 30 pubs and counting.

A Hive Pub franchise agreement offers a ready-to-trade pub within a proven branded concept for just £5,000 ingoing cost. Franchisees can expect a minimum guaranteed income of £20,000 and they also get a percentage of food and drink sales. On top of this, they get a share of the profits in their pub and can earn a bonus as well.

An independent, self-regulatory body, the BFA plays a pivotal role in maintaining the integrity and credibility of the franchising sector, alongside offering guidance, support and accreditation to businesses who provide franchises.

Through its BFA accreditation and membership, Greene King Pub Partners commits to best practices, transparent operations and the welfare and success of its franchisees. This is alongside the Pubs Code, which Greene King Pub Partners’ franchisees can also rely on.

Hive Pubs franchisees and other Greene King Pub Partners franchisees will receive benefits from the accreditation and membership of the BFA, including access to the BFA’s community of franchisees, as well as expertise and resources provided by the BFA itself.

Dan Robinson, Managing Director of Greene King Pub Partners, said:

“We are immensely proud to receive accreditation from the British Franchise Association.

“This accreditation underlines our commitment to work with our Hive Pubs and franchise partners to grow successful pub businesses together. C

“While we remain a leased and tenanted pub business at our core, this is an exciting development as we continue to grow Hive Pubs and our franchise offer.”


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Press Contact: Nick Lawrie Email: Tel: 07812 256245

About Greene King:

Greene King is the country’s leading pub company and brewer with c.2,600 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland.

At Greene King we are passionate about delivering our purpose to ‘pour happiness into lives’. That’s for our customers, our team, our pub partners, our suppliers and the communities in which we live, operate and serve. Founded in 1799 with offices in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk and Burton on Trent in Staffordshire we employ around 39,000 people across the group with four divisions: Greene King pubs, Destination Brands, Partnership and Ventures, and Brewing & Brands.

  • Greene King pubs are located where people and communities come together; pubs enjoyed in cities, towns and villages throughout the country
  • Destination Brands is a mixture of food and drink-led brands including Hungry Horse, Farmhouse Inns, Chef & Brewer, Wacky Warehouse, and Pub & Carvery, Pub & Dining and Pub & Grill
  • Partnerships & Ventures includes Pub Partners, which runs our tenanted and leased pubs business and Hive Franchise pubs, and our Ventures Brands which is made up of Metropolitan Pub Company, Hickory’s, Hotels Group and Crafted Pubs

Brewing & Brands covers the brewing sides of the business. Quality ales are brewed at the Westgate brewery in Bury St Edmunds and the Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar. Our industry-leading portfolio includes Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale, Ice Breaker and Belhaven Best and our premium beers, Level Head and Flint Eye, brewed for the modern-day drinker.

About Greene King Pub Partners:

Greene King Pub Partners operates over 1000 leased, tenanted and franchise pubs across England, Scotland and Wales with independent business partners. In March 2023 it was recognised as the best leased and tenanted pub company at the Publican Awards, the 6th time Greene King Pub Partners has won the national industry award.

Press Contact: Nick Lawrie Email: Tel: 07812 256245

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