CAMRA HQ are pleased to welcome Tim Page to CAMRA as our new Chief Executive. He will take up his new post on 3rd November 2014.
Tim joins us from the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and has a great deal of experience in the management and operation of organisations in the charity and not-for-profit sector.
Tim has been appointed following a rigorous recruitment process where his passion and experience shone through, greatly impressing the National Executive and staff team.
The Orchid Group owners of the Ship Inn and Black Horse Rainhill, The Waterside Carr Mill and The Woodlands in Haresfinch has been sold to Mitchell’s and Butlers. They are taking 173 freeholds from the group paying £266 million whilst leaving the leasehold pubs behind in a rump group. This ends a long period of uncertainty for the pubs as the Orchid Group itself has been technically bankrupt for some time finally being owned by the Detuche Bank who were keen to offload the group. M & B are keen to rebrand some of the pubs into their own brands and have earmarked £35 million for renovations over the next 2 years. It is not yet known how this affects our local pubs
A tour around the pubs of Rainford Village on Friday 20th June 2014. Meet in the Eagle & Child around 8pm and then wander down the road taking in the Golden Lion, newly refurbished Derby Arms and the Star Inn.
All members welcome. Hopefully see you there