Greene King CEO responds to lockdown easing plan

Greene King CEO, Nick Mackenzie has responded to last night's lockdown update from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Mackenzie said, “We of course want to welcome back customers to our pubs as soon as we can, but the impact on our 38,000 people and our commitment to customer safety are our primary concerns.

'We are keen to avoid a false start and the support that the government has provided during the lockdown will also be needed during the recovery phase as maintaining social distancing will have a significant impact on pubs.'

Mackenzie concluded, 'We are working closely with our people and our tenants to put in place a reopening strategy that adheres closely to government guidance so that when we do open our doors again, it is with robust safety and hygiene measures in place for our team and customers.”