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6th May 2022

Stonegate Group celebrate career landmark graduation with employees

Stonegate Group Accelerator Graduates 2022

Stonegate Group has celebrated the graduation of 38 team members from its internal Accelerator Programme at Stonegate’s Academy, in Birmingham.  The qualification, which is part of the company’s award-winning Albert’s Theory of Progression, earmarks graduates for managerial roles and the next step in their promising careers within the company and the hospitality industry.

The Accelerator Programme focuses on developing Deputy Managers skills, through education and dynamic group learning, to then go forward into a General Manager position within the company and industry. The skills that are developed and supported during the programme are the individual’s confidence, effective teamwork and continued independent learning.

This year’s graduation ceremony saw the class of March 2022 celebrate their career achievement and hard work throughout the programme alongside each other, members of the Stonegate learning and development team, and HR Director Tim Painter, who also presented the graduates with their certificates during the ceremony.

Tim Painter, HR Director at Stonegate Group, said: “Congratulations to all the individuals that graduated from The Accelerator Programme. This is an incredible career achievement.

“The Accelerator programme is a key part of our vision of raising the bar on the British pub, by being the best for our people, our guests and our communities. Stonegate is committed to providing outstanding opportunities and dynamic career paths for all team members, following the ethos of bar to boardroom.”

Stonegate Group has signified its dedication to internal progression and training. Later his year, the company will be celebrating 10 years of The Accelerator Programme, which has seen over 493 of Deputy Managers progress to General Manager.



About Stonegate Group

Following the acquisition of Ei Group on 3rd March 2020 for £1.27bn, Stonegate Group is the largest pub company in the UK.  Its portfolio is comprised of over 4,500 sites, split across the managed division and leased and tenanted businesses.

The managed pubs division, which employs over 14,500 people, is split into Branded and Traditional pubs. Branded is comprised of: Slug & Lettuce, Popworld, Be At One and Venues. Traditional (unbranded) pubs are made up of: Proper Pubs, Town Pub & Kitchen, Classic Inns, Common Room and Craft Union.

Press release from Stonegate Group