Hospitality sweethearts 14 February 2020 The couples who make working together and living together a love story
In this week's issue...Hospitality sweethearts The couples who make working together and living together a love story
Read More
Search
The Caterer

Maypole chief executive Alastair McEwen steps down

04 June 2010 by
Maypole chief executive Alastair McEwen steps down

Hotel and restaurant operator Maypole Group's chief executive Alastair McEwen is to step down from his role as chief executive to become operations director.

The news came as the company, which runs six countryside hotels with restaurants, announced a rise in like-for-like sales of 4.5% despite the poor weather at the start of the year.

The company also managed to slow its losses for the year to 31 December 2009, making a pre-tax loss of £465,000 for the period, compared with a pre-tax loss of £1.2m the year before.

But annual turnover dropped 9.6% to just under £5.7m for 2009, following Maypole's sale last year of the Wroxton House hotel, which accounted for £848,000 of total sales in 2008.

In his chairman's statement, Simon Bentley said: "Trading conditions remain difficult with the poor weather in the first quarter affecting sales across the country. Decisive actions have been taken to minimuse the impact on our business, to achieve a further sustainable reduction in the operating expenses in 2010."

The company runs the Lifeboat Inn and Old Coach House, both in Thornham on the North Norfolk coast, as well as the Pear Tree Inn in Whitley near Melksham, just outside Bath.

It has yet to name a successor for McEwen in the role of chief executive.

Cash flow problems hit Maypole hotel group >>

Maypole expands to seven sites >>

Maypole buys Norwich inn for £300,000 >>

By Neil Gerrard

E-mail your comments to Neil Gerrard here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.caterersearch.com/tabletalk

Caterersearch.com jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with Caterersearch.com jobs

[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!