Overall ranking: 16 (ranked 71 in 2012)
Pub and bar operator ranking: 4 (10 in 2012)
What we think
"Jonathan has done a superb job representing our industry, galvanising the members to work together and leading effective campaigns delivering results for the whole industry - including a historic hat-trick of beer duty cuts," said Heineken UK's David Forde when he succeeded Neame in 2015 as chairman of the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA). Neame's three years in the role coincided with George Osborne's three consecutive "penny off a pint" budgets, which may not have been quite enough to secure the prosperity of the great British pub in perpetuity, but was a great example of what the industry can achieve with co-ordinated lobbying.
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