Are You Coming To Our Next Open Day? You’re Invited!
Date added: Mon, 23/01/2017 - 10:00
Throughout the year we host regular Open Days for people interested in running a pub with Greene King. These are for anyone who wants to learn more about starting a pub business, or is thinking about taking on a second pub.
"The open days at Greene King are invaluable for anyone considering starting their own pub business." Phil Arnold - Partner and Recruitment Manager, Greene King
It’s an exciting time in the pub trade with opportunities for those new to the industry, and experienced publicans, to create a business that works for them. Whether you’re looking to take a successful pub to the next level, build a reputation for restaurant quality food, or create a lifestyle business that reflects your interests: it can all be achieved in a pub!
Here we share why attending one of our Open Days is a great thing to do, and why you should book your place on the next one.
Why Open Days Are Great
Our Open Days are the next step towards getting the keys to your pub and a great opportunity to find our more about running a pub business.
Business Development Manager, Yvonne Fraser, explains why:
“First and foremost you’ll get to meet the Greene King team. This will include the regional Business Development Manager (BDM) for your area and the Recruitment team.
They have a wealth of knowledge and experience of running successful pubs. Some of our team have run their own pubs in the past and were once in your shoes, they understand where you’re coming from! Our BDMs are working with successful pub landlords everyday and want to share this experience with you so that you have all the information needed to make your pub business a success.”
What You Will Learn At An Open Day
Greene King Open Days are your opportunity to ask as many questions as you like about running a pub; how to get started; what pubs are available; what steps you need to take; and discuss your ideas with a member of our team in person.
The feedback we get from landlords who have come to an Open Day is great. Sometimes they have very clear ideas from the start of what they want to achieve. Other times we meet people who are just starting to explore whether running a pub is for them.
Our team are a straight-talking bunch. We won’t try to oversell a pub or encourage you to apply until you are 100% ready. Instead our Open Days are a fact-finding opportunity for you and for us. Learn more about running a pub, find out about the agreements and support Greene King offer our landlords, decide whether you like what you hear.
Whatever stage of the journey you’re on; an Open Day is a great opportunity to talk to the team and let your ideas and dreams start to take shape.
Ask questions. Share your dreams. Get inspired.
Are you ready to get started and explore running a pub?
Why Open Days Help You Find The Perfect Pub Quicker
Attending a Greene King Open Day can really kick start your search for a pub. You get to meet us, and we get to meet you; together we can quickly identify what you’re looking for in a pub business and what steps we all need to take to make it happen.
“People come to the Open Days at different stages of finding a pub. Some people aren’t quite ready to take on a pub; they’re in that research phase. But others have everything in place and are ready to move very quickly.
“As a BDM I may have the perfect opportunity for them and so we can really speed up the process by seeing if they’re a good match and even start the application process for a specific pub on the day.” Yvonne Fraser, Business Development Manager
We also host Open Days in some pubs that are currently available. This is a great opportunity to find out more about a specific pub, but it’s also a chance to compare that pub with your ideas for running a pub business.
Where Open Days Happen and How To Attend
We hold regular Open Days throughout the year at our brewery in Bury St Edmonds and also at pubs around the country hosted by our regional Business Development Managers.
Anyone can attend our Open Days for free, and you don’t need to have any previous experience. Just lots of questions and enthusiasm for running a pub!
“Greene King Open Days are really inspiring. We meet people from all walks of life, united by a common goal of running their own pub. Everyone gets a chance to ask questions, share their ideas for a successful pub business, and start their pub adventure!” Mike O’Connor – Operations Manager
Open Days held at the Greene King Beer Café in Bury St Edmunds, next to the brewery, are open to all – whatever part of the UK you’re based. Or you can click the link below to find out if there’s an open day coming up near you; or to sign up for priority booking on future events.