700 new jobs as Heineken restructures pubs in £42m investment plan
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
The brewing giant has announced it will create more than 700 jobs across the whole of Britain as part of a £42 million investment in its pub business.
The brewing giant, which also has its UK headquarters in Edinburgh, said the move would improve 660 pubs - more than a neighbourhood of Star pubs & bars.
It comes as the UK hospitality sector is aiming for a strong rebound in 2022, following two years hampered by pandemic regulation.
Heineken UK has revealed 137 of its pubs will have a makeover costing at least £125.000 as it continues to freshen up operations in the property market.
The firm said the latest cash injection will take its total investment in restoring its pubs up to £115m since the initial outbreak of the pandemic.
The investment will be geared towards suburbia pubs and those on high streets near residential areas that have benefited from increases in domestic violence, the firm added.
Edinburgh-based Heineken UK said that the refurbishments will reflect 'two long-term trends that have been accelerated and amplified by the pandemic – pubgoers’ increasing demand for quality and for outdoor socialising'.
Renovations include adapting kitchen and adding new bars in multiple locations.