How to apply

Our 6-stage application process is designed to introduce you to our company, purpose and values.

What happens next?

01 – Speak to a member of our team

Once you’ve explored our agreements and opportunities, you can make an informal enquiry or submit an application. A member of the recruitment team will give you a call to get to know you better – we can even help you to obtain your Personal Licence.

02 – Meet one of our area managers

Our first meeting is to discuss your application, understand your previous experience and your ambitions for running a pub. We will tell you more about the pub and how the agreement works to support an informed decision on making the next steps.

03 – Providing you with information on the pub

In accordance with the Pubs Code we will provide you with a property pack, including the financial trading history of the pub and a schedule of any works we may be conducting. This can be used to seek independent financial, legal and property advice. Further information about the Pubs Code and support available can be found at

04 – Present your business plan

You will present your business plan to our operations team. This will include your ideas around your target market, your team and your financial projections. This plan will form your conditional offer, which will be signed off by your Area Manager, Operations Manager and our Estate Manager.

05 – Offer and arrangements for taking on your pub business!

If successful, subject to a conditional offer, we will book your induction and discuss the date you will take over at your new business, as well as the next steps in completing the legal paperwork to secure a full agreement.

Induction process

Our industry-leading induction program is accredited by the skills and education group, in conjunction with the British Institute of Innkeeping.

Prioritising learning by offering a blended approach, ensuring that our licensees are well-prepared from day one.

We place a strong emphasis on consistently delivering exceptional guest experiences and our dedicated training team builds lasting relationships with every delegate, offering support long beyond the initial induction period.


5-Day Induction

Combining classroom learning with hands-on practical training, all delivered at our purposefully designed training facility.


2-Day Systems Training

Providing comprehensive training to ensure complete understanding of our till systems and back-office procedures.


Learning Pathway

Access to a digital platform, hosting onboarding support materials and eLearning modules, enabling a tailored ongoing learning experiences to suit the needs of learners. Offering guidance and support at the touch of a button.



From recruiting the right team members to developing a social media strategy, we offer a suite of online support solutions. Training videos, user guides and learning materials are readily available via our online portal. Along with our simple to use “ask an expert” function, which provides direct assistance from an industry expert.


Continuous Development

The support continues after both induction and onboarding have been completed. We offer a comprehensive program focusing on financial profitability and business sustainability, providing the necessary skills to drive footfall and increase sales.

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