In the beer world, craft brewers get all the attention – and for all the right reasons. They have shaken up the world of beer from one where seven large producers largely controlled the UK market leading to laziness and non-existent new product development as they focused solely on cost-cutting and increasing profit margins. The…

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Whilst writing my normal monthly diary, (March’s ventures are here) there was so much corporate finance news that we felt it appropriate to put into this separate piece. The most stunning announcement was that Wicked Weed had agreed to be taken over by Anheuser-Busch InBev. This is a mere 15 months after the latter’s Super Bowl…

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Former bowls clubs, Conservative clubs, Post Offices, Co-operative shops, town halls, cinemas, and British Legion social clubs have all been turned into pubs. Without doubt some of the most interesting pubs in London are part of the Antic London group that has rescued decaying vacant buildings on high streets with some architectural merit (not always…

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