Craft Union Pub Company turns seven

Craft Union Pub Company has marked its seven year anniversary with a six-figure investment.

Craft Union Pub Company has marked its seven year anniversary with a six-figure investment into its very first pub. 

Formed in April 2015, The Market Tavern in Hanley was Craft Union’s original site. The pub recently went through a refurbishment and reopened on 19 August. 

Within its first year, Craft Union, now part of Stonegate Group, had grown to an estate of 23 pubs. Today, it operates over 440 pubs across the country.  

“Community is at the heart of everything we do in Craft Union and the success of the past seven years is down to our operators, our local heroes, who serve their individual communities tirelessly and with such incredible dedication," says Nick Andrews, managing director at Stonegate Group. 

Craft Union most recently launching a dedicated training programme, Elevation, for its regional managers. Going forward Craft Union says it is focussed on nurturing and recruiting the very best talent. 

"We have exciting years ahead of us, with ambitious and opportunistic plans to ensure our business partners see continuous success," says Andrews. "Our mission is to cement our name as a partner of choice, enhancing our operator offer with industry leading packages, while attracting new talent from various backgrounds and different industries.”

Pictured: Simon Calvert and Natalie Bamford, operators of The Market Tavern 

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