In Episode 3 of BCU’s podcast on middle management, Professor Stephen Willson talks to Simon Longbottom, Chief Executive of the Stonegate Pub Company and Business Leader of the Year at the 2019 Publican Awards on managing rapid growth in a small company.
From acquiring over 300 pubs to growing the company to manager over 700, Simon shares the challenge of keeping a small company dynamic while introducing a whole new layer of middle management.
The Middle is a podcast series exploring the challenges of improving middle management. Each podcast features an interview with a prominent executive from a wide range of contexts including public, private and charitable sectors. Find out more about ‘The Middle’ – our podcast on middle management.