Just a short note to give an update on what’s happening with the pub purchase.
We are continuing to interview for a manager for the Brook and hope to make a decision by next Friday.
Accountant David Lincoln from the village has come forward to fill the gap vacated by George Wiseman who was forced to stand aside because of illness.
David brings a wealth of accountancy experience to the committee and will help steer the purchase and the inevitable turbulence once we take over the running of the pub – so welcome to him.
As we near D-Day, we felt it was time to bring more formality to proceedings based on board of directors’ decisions rather than just a committee as is required under company law.
Up until now, Back the Brook Ltd has had three nominal directors: Ian Evans, Alan, Amphlett Lewis and George Wiseman who have all been at most of the public meetings. Those three are also co-signatories on the company bank account at Barclays (each cheque needing two of the three signatories).
Because George has had to stand down, Ian and Alan decided to bring more directors on board – parish council chairman Keith Armes, Andrew Burl and David Lincoln who will also be co-signatories on the bank account. The decision taken on Thursday will have immediate effect.
However, once the purchase has taken place we plan to hold a general meeting when shareholders will get the chance to formally vote on the future board which will oversee the running of the pub and make strategic decisions. We hope to hold that meeting sooner rather than later after the purchase.
If there are any questions or queries about this please do contact us via the website.
Hopefully we will have positive news about progress in the coming weeks but in the meantime the pub continues to be open and ready for your trade.
Ian Evans on behalf of the committee