21st August 2019
Admiral Taverns, the UK’s leading community pub company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Hallam who has joined the business as Head of Property.
Andrew brings with him over 25 years’ industry experience having previously been a Director at HHPC (Hallam Project & Property Consultancy LTD). Prior to this he has held a number of senior positions in the property team at Mitchells and Butlers and more recently led the property team at Tesco Stores PLC, where he was responsible for property development and acquisitions within their Hospitality Division.
Led by the Group’s Property and Strategy Director Andy Clifford, Admiral has made a series of recent investments in its Property Division, underpinning the Group’s ambitious growth and investment plans for its estate of circa 800 community pubs. Alongside Andrew Hallam (who will report directly into Andy Clifford) these have also included further additions to the Group’s surveying team which saw regional surveyors Sally Sheil and Phil Hoddinott recently join the as well.
Commenting on the appointment, Andy Clifford, Property and Strategy Director at Admiral Taverns said: “On behalf of the whole team I’d like to welcome Andrew to the Group. He brings with him a great breadth of leisure and consumer retail property expertise which will be invaluable as we continue to deliver on our ambitious investment programme for our estate, which has seen us invest over £8m in our last financial year and over £25m over the last 3 years.”
Andrew Hallam, Admiral Taverns’ new head of property said: ‘I’m looking forward to joining Admiral at this exciting phase in the Group’s development having been impressed with the transformation of their estate in recent years. Having spent over ten years working alongside managed pubs and restaurants I’m really looking forward to working in the tenanted sector, helping the team to champion sustainable community pubs and the licensees behind them.”