Mission: To 'Make Life Peachy'. Vision: To create 22 great Peach Pubs.
LIFE IS PEACHY in this group of gastropubs. The business, based in North Aston, Oxfordshire, was founded by Hamish Stoddart and Lee Cash in 2002 and has 18 establishments that have won multiple awards. “We believe fiercely all our pubs should be run by their owners,” the company says. So 14 partners have equity, there’s a profit bonus for managers and chefs, and everyone can potentially follow the “peach route to partnership”.
This new entry does best for encouraging Personal Growth (77% positive) among its 456 employees, who have an average age of 27. All locations are within two hours of a support hub in Bicester, and newbies are given a personalised introduction, company book and access to the online training system — handy, as more than half joined in the past year.
There are plenty of opportunities to grow (68%). The current executive chef, for example, joined as a sous-chef 12 years ago.
Stoddart and Cash truly live this organisation’s values (83%), which include serving “the good stuff” and hosting customers as if at home.
“We are aiming for greatness on a small scale in each pub every day,” goes the company’s mantra. “They are locals for locals, all with their own character and not part of a fake chain.”
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