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J Mark Dodds
Works at People's Pub Partnership
Attended King Edward VI Grammar
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The Private Equity Oil end game begins in earnest as Shell and Centrica cut 12,000 jobs. We ain't seen nothing yet. The start of what will become a violent revolution.

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For once a proven Huge Prick does the right thing: 'Lord Sewel quits House of Lords over sex and drugs claims'

"CLAIMS"?

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We're being shovelled into a nightmare dystopia: Tory attacks on green policies signal dark times ahead for the environment

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THE RVT - Royal Vauxhaull Tavern - NEEDS YOU
PLEASE SHARE THIS SIGN UP TO #RVT Community HERE The RVT Royal Vauxhaull Tavern massively historically important gay venue in London is going to be asset stripped by fly by night white collar cultural criminal private equity ...
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What is killing the Great British Pub? - A great piece by my erudite mate James Watson.
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It appears that the Big Wigs we entrust with steering our world spend more time shagging or taking bungs than they do thinking about the responsibilities we've entrusted them with. 
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Excellent easy to use tool for all tied publicans to use to quickly find out exactly how much they are being shafted by their profiteering tied pubco freeholder. 

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Punch Taverns
Admiral Taverns
Marston's Pubs
Greene King Pubs
Star Pubs & Bars AKA Heineken 

Plus many, many other smaller equally dodgy white collar criminal pubco and family brewers operating in the British UK cartel tied pub white collar criminal #GreatBritishPubcoScam  sector
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Good Communities NEED Good Pubs. Make this one the centre of Elephant and Castle's Future Community!
Squatters Take Over Historic Elephant and Castle Pub Set to Become Foxton's Branch photo: Evening Standard What is happening to the Elephant & Castle pub is an outrage. It's NOT the squatters in a commercial property that are...
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Education
  • King Edward VI Grammar
    1976
    Grammar/Comprehensive O and A level Morpeth, Northumberland
  • Southport College of Art
    1977 - 1978
    Foundation Arts' Year
  • Manchester Polytechnic
    Ba Hons Graphics Photo Major
  • John Brookes' Kew School of Garden Design
    Diploma in Garden Design
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Photography, Film, Video Majors
  • Common Purpose
    One year Civil Society Matrix Programme
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One of the Pub Persuaders
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Good pubs generate good communities
Work
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Reinvigorating broken pubs that have great potential
Skills
Vision, staying power, making networks work, deferring gratification to get to the long view
Employment
  • People's Pub Partnership
    Project Development, 2010 - present
    Project development. Setting out the foundations of the radical crowd funded commercially savvy pub company that's going to make pubs fit for the expectations of 21st century consumers
  • THE SUN AND DOVES
    parent, photographer, philosopher, publican, 1995 - 2011
    Owner of tied lease. Pioneering pub from 1995 that set benchmarks for community engagement and customer satisfaction
  • Joe Allen / Orso Restaurants
    Bar tender / Maitre 'D, 1984 - 1986
    Started as waiter - moved to Bartender then Maitre 'D of London's original American restaurant. One of the busiest, best organised money making food and drink machines in the West End that spawned waves of the best restaurants and bars in the capital for the next three decades as ex Joe's staff moved out and set up on their own.
  • Landscape and Garden Design
    Design and Build, 1990 - 1995
    Landscape and garden design, Dip. John Brookes Kew Gardens Design School
  • Legends Private Club & Restaurant Mayfair WC1
    General Manager / DJ / Host, 1986 - 1989
    Hirer to firer of everyone and everything in top Mayfair private members' club and restaurant - overseer of public events.
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Currently
Brockley, London
Previously
Camberwell - Newcastle - Shagamu, Nigeria. Africa - Forest Hall, Newcastle, UK - Morpeth, Northumberland, UK - Birkdale, Southport, UK - Didsbury, Manchester, UK - Chicago. USA - Cordoba. Spain - Camberwell, London. UK
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The Great British Pubco SCAM explained in a piece of pie
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The Great British Pubco SCAM explained in a piece of pie: On a £4 pint at 3.75% profit a tied publican has to sell over 45 pints an hour to

The RVT Royal Vauxhaull Tavern
www.theygotmeoverabarrel.co.uk

PLEASE SHARE THIS SIGN UP TO #RVT Community HERE The RVT Royal Vauxhaull Tavern massively historically important gay venue in London is goin

What is killing the Great British Pub? - A great piece by my erudite mat...
www.theygotmeoverabarrel.co.uk

What is killing the Great British Pub? Introduction The Great British Pub is an institution. It is an iconic, instantly-recognisable oasis o

Punch Taverns braces for end of beer tie
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The pub owner has not ruled out taking legal action over the breaking of the tie Article in the Telegraph by Ben Martin @Benjaminwmartin on

Cheers all round for Community Pubs Day
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For your general interest Cheers all round for Community Pubs Day Ministers announce measures designed to bolster the Great British Pub and

If the Future Ain't Green There Ain't No Future
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Funny this. I'm sure I heard this somewhere about five years ago and it was Jonathon Porritt who said it. But whenever I search I can't find

Beer Duty Cuts Bollocks
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Unless beer duty cuts result in more people buying beer in pubs there is no impact on the economy other than a significant wind fall for bre

Core plans for two new Springdale pubs
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SPRINGDALE -- Residents and visitors in the downtown area and the west side of the city soon will have access to new pubs.

Time at the bar: can Britain's pubs survive?
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OK article by Elizabeth Anderson in the Telegraph, missing most of the points as usual, on 12/013/15 In an industry high on tax and short on

I've Been Saying Keep It In The Ground For More Than A Decade
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See the Guardian Keep It In The Ground Maybe I haven't been shouting loud enough. Maybe I'm too polite. I've been touting the proposition fo

Velvet Glove, Iron Fist: The future of pubs (if CAMRA keeps winning)
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I gave a speech at the Future Pubs conference yesterday. This is what I said... I've been asked today to give you my predictions of what the

THE problem IS the Tie. The Beer Tie has Killed the Pub Sector
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THE problem IS the Tie. As long as the Tie exists the Tie WILL BE ABUSED. Endemic abuse of the tie underlies every problem in the pub sector

The Chesterfield Post - Pubs and Clubs dates and reviews for Chesterfield
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Wednesday 11th February 2015. A campaign to save a New Whittington pub has stepped up a gear, with the support of North East Derbyshire's MP

Wolverhampton pub plans to make way for Co-op and car park
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A campaign has been launched to save another local pub that is one of 202 sold off in a £90 million deal.

It's time to get Back onto Brand with Question Time
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Russell Brand THIS post about Russell Brand got more reblogs and shares and comments and reaction than any other I've done. Why? Because a l

I Think I LOVE Russell Brand
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I REALLY like THE SUN coming up with this front page. It's so sweet of them that I wonder if Rupert Murdoch has behind the scenes had an age

Will MPs finally vote to challenge pubcos?
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Parliament has been treading water for some months now; MPs spending more time grinding teeth, impatient for the next General Election, than

PRESS RELEASE: Package of support for the Great British pub
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the tweet of irony of ironies Unbelievable clap trap from the government and the New 'Pubs Minister' Kris (I block ALL pro pubco campaigners

Village pub's saviours from Silicon Valley - Telegraph
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Couple who made millions from sale of Bebo to buy The Farmers Arms in Woolsery, Devon, which has been closed since December 2012

Food is excellent - and for the quality really good value. Fantastic dish was the cheese with honey and everything else is solid, clearly made by an authentically Spanish experienced chef. The staff friendly knowledgeable and attentive. Altogether really enjoyed the experience. My 12 and 14 year old sons liked it a lot too.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
The Unicorn's a find. Friendly, knowledgeable staff buzzing around the place, cleaning and. clearing between serving. My boys, 11 and 13, said their burgers are among the best they've ever had, which is no mean achievement and the vegetarian Portobello mushroom 'stack' my younger son ordered for me by mistake, instead of the very meaty sounding Brazilian beef steak, black bean and chorizo stew I wanted, in spite of my initial shock of disappointment at pulling the short straw, was excellent, with well judged flavours and textures, nicely balanced ingredients, good looking and filling too, in spite of turning up at the table so neatly arranged on the plate I thought it wouldn't be enough to satisfy. But it was. No small thing this either: The Unicorn's chips are, really, excellent; crisp and golden on the outer edges with crunch at the corners and ends that give way to soft, fluffy interiors.. This is the way chips should be but so rarely are: perfect for jabbing with a fork and deftly pushing into ketchup or Mayo, or one of the homemade dips that come with the burgers; a tangy yogurty thing and a sharply spicy red chilli. Both original, both really good. Sitting there in the spacious artfully decked out lounge/dining room overlooking the pretty Algarve like cove as the sun goes down makes for a guaranteed good end to any day. You can feel the warmth of the people who run the place as much as you can the setting sun. Good value at around £9 for a main course. Really enjoyed it.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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