Welcome from Stuart Bateman
Pub Company of the Year is a tremendous accolade, but we are far more than that. We are a Brewery with some fantastic pubs and fantastic people! To us pubs aren’t ‘bricks and mortar' they are the heart and soul of communities, where customers congregate to enjoy themselves, meet friends, relax and celebrate.
We are not a listed company and don’t have to do that horrible thing referred to as 'sweating the assets', we are here for the long term and feel privileged to work with publicans who share our vision and passion for Good Honest Pubs.
I’m often asked if I enjoy my job – I am fourth generation of a brewing family who works with some great people, who run some great pubs, selling great food and great beer ……It doesn’t get any better than that !
Stuart talks about the Bateman history - stretching back more than 125 years.
Investing in our pubs and, more importantly, our people and creating a real partnership
How Batemans makes all tenants feel like part of the family and not just a number
Latest news from the Profit Partnership
We have been renowned over the years for being ahead of the game, for example, we were the first to have our Code of Practice accredited, the first to develop a partnership with a local brewer for him to sell his beers in a free of tie pub and the first family brewer to abolish rent reviews. Running a pub is all about 'Profit Partnership', that's why our aggreements go under the banner of 'Profit Partnership Agreements'... No frills, they just ' do what it says on the tin!' We have now introduced our new agreement called the Pub Operating Agreement; which is an arrangement that allows the operator to use their entrepreneurial skills and flare to grow the sales of the business without the pressure of paying all the bills and balancing the books.
"To help publicans make successful businesses, with innovative agreements, good customer service and good honest business values"