From Bar to Boardroom

Living Magazines Stephen Merison, Green Man pub

Stephen Merison, Manager of the Green Man pub in Hemel Hempstead, attended a reception at the House of Commons on Wednesday 12th September following his graduation from Stonegate Pub Company’s ‘Bar to Boardroom’ management training programme.

After completing the company’s award winning ‘Accelerator’ programme, Stephen became the 200th General Manager to be appointed from Stonegate’s pool of home-grown talent since the programme’s inception in 2013.

MPs joined Stonegate’s ‘Accelerators’ and senior executives to learn how the innovative training programme catapults staff from bar to boardroom.

Stonegate Chief Executive, Simon Longbottom, said: “People are at the heart of what we do. We’re delighted to able to recognise the achievements of our incredibly hard-working Accelerators here at the House of Commons. The course is a shining example of how commitment in personal development can change people’s lives, as they fast become the company’s most promising managers and future industry leaders.”