Strength and experience

Whitbread Pub Partnerships (WPP) is a division of Whitbread PLC which is one of the leaders in the U.K leisure market. The Company has a wide spread of interests that include restaurants, pubs and brewing and has an annual turnover in excess of 2.5 billion.

The Company owns some of the best known brands such as Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Pizza Hut and TGI Fridays, which make Whitbread the second biggest eating out operator in Britain. It is these retail skills that provide the platform and experience to help our licensees build their businesses.

A Real Partnership

WPP is responsible for over 2000 pubs that are partially tied to the Company for product purchases, and aims to work in partnership with it's lessees to create healthy pub businesses. Critical to this success is the quality and skills of the independent business people who recognise the excellent commercial opportunities that are offered by WPP. They also acknowledge the Company's determination to continue to be the best leased pub retailer in the U.K by working closely with licensees to help them develop and build their businesses to be the best.


Managing Director Stewart Miller sums up the essence of the WPP offering by saying "What we provide takes a great deal of the risk out of operating a pub and gives a safer route to success at all times."


Our award winning support package enables you to maximise your potential with the business and minimise the risk taken. Our Nation-wide network of Business Development Managers (BDM) have the best ratio of BDM/Licensee in the leased pub sector at 1:35. This enables regular meaningful contact and the provision of real expertise in all business building areas.

All our partners have access to our large corporate buying power. This enables us as a group to negotiate the best prices for a wide range of goods and service. This enables everyone to benefit from lower overheads.


Our comprehensive induction course and continuous training leads to Associate membership of The British Institute of Innkeeping, the Food Hygiene Certificate and a recognised training award. WPP also was the first national pub lease company to achieve NVQ accreditation and has recently achieved the investors in people standard. This all adds up to our licensees being up to date in any industry developments and having the most comprehensive training possible.

Security and Flexibility

The WPP package can be designed to suit your experience and financial situation. Most Licensees take our 20 year lease option which provides security with the flexibility to assign the lease after 3 years. For those licensees who prefer a shorter term from the outset a 5 year agreement is available.

If you would like to find out more about being part of Whitbread Pub Partnerships contact our head office for more information.

Tel: (+44) 01582 396085,
Fax: (+44) 01582 396986
Whitbread Pub Partnerships
Whitbread House
Park Street West

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