Highlights of the role: Ed looks after 14 Chicken & Grill Pubs. Running pubs is easy, the hard part is running them well – says Ed. This can only be achieved with great people who have a passion and belief in the quality of the food and drink served. One of the highlights of his role is seeing the development of his people.
What makes McMullen’s the company of choice: McMullen’s fantastic training programmes ensure the teams can realise their full potential which is one of the main reasons McMullen’s was Ed’s company of choice.
Life prior to McMullen’s: Ed’s passion for hospitality started at an early age (fifteen) working in his family business. He went on to Cheltenham Catering College, where he spent two years training to be a chef. After several years gaining experience in hotel kitchens, Ed started in the pub trade taking a small tenancy. After five good years and the birth of his daughter, Ed decided to further his career and train with Punch/Spirit Pub Company. For 10 years, Ed enrolled first as General Manager and then moved into the Area Manager role looking after brands such as John Barras and 2-4-1, family dining. Ed joined McMullen's after a brief spell with Marston's.
Favourite menu item: Fresh rotisserie chicken.. with a jacket potato as I need to watch my waist line these days!