My mother called to let me know a leaflet had been delivered to her house which she thought must be for me because it was about pubs.
I asked her to scrutinise it – no it bore no name or address, it was just junk-mail accompanied by takeaway menus and handyman leaflets.
Yes it was about pubs – Enterprise Inns.
It seems Enterprise has taken to door-to-door leaflet drops to try to sell their poisoned leases to retired professionals!
Here's some blurb:
"Enterprise Inns is coming to your area in the next few weeks, to answer all your questions about running a pub business and to tell you how they could turn your dream into reality [read: 'redundancy money etc into thin air']."
"At these forthcoming information days you will meet our Regional Managers, who have many years of experience in the pub trade. They will talk to you about what it takes to run a successful pub business and will tell you about all the training and support offered by enterprise Inns that will help you get started. They'll also show you full details of all the available pubs in your area."
Funnily enough, I advised my mother (second hip replacement next week) to resist Enterprise's tempting offer.
I feel an urge to sign up for one of their brainwashing days armed with the BEC Report in the pubcos – with all the nasty details highlighted. I feel I have a duty to protect the innocent.