Skip to main content
4th February 2022


Daniel Wilkinson

Stonegate Group’s Strategy, Legal and Business Development Director, Daniel Wilkinson has been appointed to the Stonegate Board, Chaired by the Group’s Chairman Ian Payne MBE, with immediate effect.

Wilkinson, 42, joined Stonegate Pub Company in 2015 and has been a key player in the growth of the Group, closely involved with the strategic planning and implementation of the mergers and acquisition programme, which has led to Stonegate Group becoming the largest pub company in the UK.

“Daniel’s appointment to the Stonegate Board is testament to the significant contribution he has made during his time with the Company,” said Chairman Ian Payne MBE.   “When Daniel joined Stonegate In 2015 we operated 630 pubs, we now have an estate of over 4,500 and are proud to be the largest pub company in the UK.”

The Stonegate Board, led by Payne MBE, includes directors from within Stonegate Group and TDR Capital.


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 1,270 sites within the managed division and 3,200 leased and tenanted businesses.

The managed pubs division, which employs 13,500 people, is split into Branded and Traditional pubs. Branded is comprised of: Slug & Lettuce, Walkabout, 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 Stongate

For further information:

Maureen Heffernan,