What's HOT in Yummy?
(apart from Anthony?)
Running a boutique pub company is bloody good fun. It's also a lot of graft, crazy hours & crazy ideas but running a boutique pub company like ours is about striving for excellence. We love to crow about what we do, which is why you see & hear lots about us. We can make a difference to hospitality but also to people's lives in Yummy - every single day.
new look, same company
06.02.2017 - The Yummy Collection
We have always been far more than 'just a pub company' & for sometime our name has not allowed us to shine. So, for 2017 we've decided to have a bit of a make over. We are now re-branding our image to become The Yummy Collection.
It's not a huge multi-million £ campaign, just a simple refresh to show what we do to people who are lucky enough to have just found us. As a collection we intend to continue to break the pre-concieved notions of what a 'pub' is.
13.10.2016 - BII NITA AWARDS 2016 - BEST MANAGED COMPANY FOR TRAINING FINALISTS (30 OUTLETS OR UNDER)
This week can't really get any better can it???! Oh, yes it can. We've just been informed we are finalists in the BII NITAs 2016 - AMAZING! Next up is judging, with Tim on his feet for 30 minutes to tell the judges what we do in YPC to train, nurture & develop. Now that's going to be one happy set of judges, BLOWN AWAY with the content & Tim's charming personality, of course.
12.10.2016 YPC Chef Academy - The Official launch
If you didn't know, we have been taking kids off the streets since 2011. That's when we moved next door to the New Horizon Youth Centre on Chalton Street. They help kids from 18-21 years get themselves sorted into sheltered accommodation where possible, let them wash their clothes, see councillors & try to turn their lives around. We're hugely proud to say we have helped plentyof their kids realise there is a future for them. It's not all one way traffic, we give them 50% of the support, it's then in their court to step up for the other 50%.
The next level of our ambitions is now LIVE! Our YPC Chef Academy has been launched to the World; we're looking for the future chefs of the industry & are able to offer an opportunity for young people to change the course of their lives. It doesn't just have to be young people though, old dogs can learn new tricks too. Intrigued? Click here to see more
11.10.2016 - EAT OUT AWARDS 2016
We were shortlisted in the Eat Out Awards 2016 in not just one, or two, but three categories!! A spectacular achievement for everyone in YPC, especially as the shortlisted categories are all about our people!
Best Charity Initiative - for our work with #RAOK (Random Acts of Kindness) - Runner Up
Best Recruitment Campaign - If you're already working for us, you know how darn good it is! - Runner Up
Team of the Year - we have incredible talent in YPC & it's brilliant to be recognized - Runner Up
06.10.2016 - HIGHLY COMMENDED & NATIONAL FINALIST THE GREAT BRITISH PUB AWARDS
A MASSIVE congratulations to Billy & all his team at The Grove Ferry. On Wednesday 6th October, after already having been announced a National Finalist at The Great British Pub Awards, the Grove team also picked up a Highly Commended for best managed pub. This is a huge accolade for the pub & shows the efforts Billy & our entire team have gone too in the past 12 months.
14.06.2016 THE MUDDY STILETTOS 2016 - BEST BOUTIQUE STAY - PUBLIC VOTED AWARD - THE WIREMILL
George, Ellie & the entire team at The Wiremill blew away the competition this week to WIN the Muddy Stilettos best boutique stay award in Surrey. After a public vote to shortlist the pub & then a furious voting poll, the mill won by a massive margin of 41%! Brilliant recognition for the great work they've done in making the mill a place for a short-break getaway & because they offer real hospitality to our guests, not just service.
24.05.2016 THE NATIONAL PUB & BAR AWARDS | COUNTY WINNER 2016
Billy & the team picked up County Winners (Best Pub in Kent) for The National Pub & Bar Awards at the BAFTA in London. A fab evening, even if Tim did get a little carried away with thanking Tristan (notice the shock on this face..).