The Nottingham-based independent pub group Great Northern Inns has been restructured after being liquidated last month.
The group has now rebranded as Great Northern Group and will continue to operate as normal.
Great Northern Group currently owns and operates 11 venues across Nottinghamshire including the Copper Cafés in West Bridgford, Mapperley and Nottingham city centre, the city’s two Southbank Bars and The Cross Keys at Weekday Cross. The group’s Saltbox bar has been closed, but a new Copper Café is set to open in Bingham later this month.
Great Northern Group director David Willans said “For some time, we have been restructuring the company to allow our managers to become partners in their venues. It is very rewarding that individuals we have employed for many years now have the opportunity to become our business partners in existing and new ventures and hopefully gives our younger generation of staff incentive and insight into how the company values our hardworking and long-serving team members.
“The majority of our venues now operate as individual companies (and have done so for some time) so following the closure of Saltbox, Great Northern Inns (the company) has been liquidated and the final stage in our restructure is to now rename the parent group to Great Northern Group. We feel that renaming the group signals our fresh approach of manager buy-in whilst maintaining the stability of the extensive experience of myself and my business partner as we have been operating venues in Nottingham for over 35 years.”