Comment on Latest news on the Botanic Group

14 May 2013

Commenting on the latest news about the Botanic Group, Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Pubs of Ulster said:

We are pleased to hear the news from the administrator that a buyer has been found for at least 6 of the pubs, including the iconic Bot, previously owned by the Botanic Group.


It is great news that around 300 jobs have been saved and some of Belfast’s most high profile pubs will continue to trade. This is not only good for the industry but vital for the economy here in Northern Ireland.


We are optimistic that the remaining pubs and jobs will be saved in the not too distant future given the quality of the outlets.


Although this is a stark reminder of the challenges faced by the industry in the current environment, we are working with the government and other stakeholders to protect one of the most important economic generators for Northern Ireland.