Britain's Most Admired By Sector: Restaurants, pubs & breweries

A remarkable showing from Diageo, which not only tops its sector again but takes the overall title of Britain's Most Admired Company.

by
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

1 Diageo 71.9
2 SABMiller 62.4
3 JD Wetherspoon 62.3
4 Greene King 61.7
5 Scottish & Newcastle* 60.9

Diageo comes top in all its criteria, gaining a full five points on last year. The world's biggest alcohol company announced a 9% rise in operating profits to £2.3bn, and CEO Paul Walsh remains optimistic about the resilience of Diageo's brands. In second place, SABMiller is up one sector position, but warned in October that a deteriorating global economy and weakening demand would make trading 'increasingly uncertain'. Pub chain JD Wetherspoon, up one place to third, bucked the trend, with like-for-like sales up 1.5% in Q1.

Find this article useful?

Get more great articles like this in your inbox every lunchtime

Could coronavirus lead to gender equality?

Opinion: Enforced home-working and home-schooling could change the lives of working women, and the business...

Mike Ashley: Does it matter if the public hates you right now?

The Sports Direct founder’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn criticism, but in the...

4 films to keep you sane during the coronavirus lockdown

Cirrus CEO Simon Hayward shares some choices to put things in perspective.

Pandemic ends public love affair with Richard Branson et al

Opinion: The larger-than-life corporate mavericks who rose to prominence in the 80s and 90s suddenly...

The Squiggly Career: How to be a chief strengths spotter

When leading remotely, it's more important than ever to make sure your people spend their...

"Blind CVs don't improve your access to talent"

Opinion: If you want to hire socially mobile go-getters, you need to know the context...