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J Mark Dodds
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Attended King Edward VI Grammar
Lives in Brockley, London
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The Pubs Code has arrived. ALL publicans need to know about the rights it gives tenants of the big six bullying asset stripping pubcos: Marston's, Greene King, Enterprise Inns, Heineken (Star Pubs & Bars), Punch Taverns and Admiral Taverns.
MUST say, because it should be acknowledged: The York Press do the most joined up and comprehensive coverage of what is happening to pubs, anywhere in the country. Down in a large part to Gavin Aitchison I reckon but excellen...
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Marvellous piece by Matthew Black 
After Luke Akehurst wrote a pub-bore column in Wednesday's Guardian, let's remind ourselves of just what was wrong with New Labour
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Excellent article by Joanna Blythman about our food. This is relevant to everyone who buys food anywhere...

Inside the food industry: the surprising truth about what you eat

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Trump is a poor boy made good.

Take a look at @MikeMcGWirral's Tweet: https://twitter.com/MikeMcGWirral/status/701809685158977539?s=09
@MikeMcGWirral isn't it interesting that they both got where they are through daddy... MikeMcG Kansas City – @MikeMcGWirral. @MelissaCole Now, now, Donnie's demonic Daddy only gave him a small loan... 8:44 AM - 22 Feb 2016 from Overland Park, KS. 1 Retweet2 Likes. Reply to @MikeMcGWirral ...
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There's a lot of total assholes in the world

USDA scrambles to investigate egg lobby as CEO resigns

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Stupid, stupid ignorant woman of a stupid, stupid ignorant man 
Please enjoy this letter, posted by “emigrated consultant” Tony Cartwright on Facebook. Ms Vine I am another UK doctor who is writing a letter to government, if only to satisfy my own a…
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I wrote this a year ago. Nothing changes in the UK pub sector. Even the number of pubs closing forever as centres of community falls by 1,500, like clockwork every year. 
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The Tory has been blasted for 'worrying' if his kids will be able to afford a home when they're older while coining it in himself AND making it harder for families
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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
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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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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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Between Brockley and the Borders
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FAO ALL PUB TENANTS: DON'T WASTE THE POWERS WE'VE WORKED SO LONG FOR
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MUST say, because it should be acknowledged: The York Press do the most joined up and comprehensive coverage of what is happening to pubs, a

Emperor's New Clothes
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The Great British Pubco SCAM I was sitting in a Select Committee hearing last week and listening in turn to the accounts of 'pub industry st

Lazy Profiteering Capitalism Does the #GreatBritishPubcoScam Rounds
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'Independent' pharmacist's letter edited by Boots senior execs My mate Ed Gillespie posted a link to the above story on his Facebook... And

Yesterday's screw-up with the KS1 spelling test: my reaction
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Below are some observations on yesterday's screw-up over the Key Stage 1 papers: First, here's how the BBC is reporting it: "A Sats spelling

More on the Establishment
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I've been involved in this area of Protecting Pubs for over a decade. I'm one of many people who have been (tirelessly and selflessly though

A Chat about Pubco Claims, Misrepresentations and Scamming at Source
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Came across this conversation on a thread today: Robert: "Enterprise, with you every step of the way through your journey to becoming a publ

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
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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...
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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

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