Simon Townsend confirmed for Arena Savoy Lecture 2018

By Berenice, Wednesday 7 February 2018

The Ei Group of 2018 is a very different company to the Enterprise Inns (as it was formerly known) that began a notable journey of transformation in 2015. Not only is it the largest pub company in the UK, it’s also the fastest growing managed-house business creating enormous opportunities for all – including suppliers and businesses targeting the pub market. At the Arena Savoy Lecture, on the evening of Monday 16 April 2018, Ei Group’s CEO, Simon Townsend, will give an insight into the business’ significant shift in model and strategy. He will also explain the genuine opportunities available to sector suppliers and partners and how to maximise them.

This really is a must-attend event for anyone targeting the pub market.  Don’t miss Simon Townsend as he discusses:

  • The motivation behind the strategy to transform Ei Group from its origin of tenanted and leased pubs to managed houses
  • The size and timeframe of the ambition
  • The process, challenges, opportunities and key learnings for Ei Group
  • A central purchasing function and the increased opportunities for suppliers and partners to work with Ei Group
  • The remodelling of Ei Group’s tenanted and leased arm and the further opportunities it’s created

The popular Arena event is renowned for enabling beneficial interaction between foodservice and hospitality professionals from across the sectors.  Attendees will also enjoy the five-star hospitality of one of London’s most iconic hotels, The Savoy, including a drinks reception and three-course dinner with wine.

Don’t miss out! Tickets are available now.  Click here for more information and to buy tickets online or contact Lorraine Wood by email or on 07803 853 618.

A great year for Arena

By Berenice, Thursday 21 December 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we would like to thank all our members, event partners and sponsors for their support this year. We’ve had a fantastic year engaging with over 1000 guests at our events, growing our corporate membership by over 25% and raising thousands of pounds for Hospitality Action and The Springboard Charity. We’ve got some exciting developments happening for 2018 so watch this space! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.