I Charles Wells, an independent, family-owned business with an estate of award-winning pubs has announced that, in line with the start of construction of its new home in Bedford, it is set to change its name to Wells & Co.
The creation of its new home and the growing investment in its managed pubs are reflective of its strategy to meet the changing needs of the next generation of customers. The switch of name from Charles Wells to Wells & Co. echoes this.
Justin Phillimore, Chief Executive of Wells & Co., commented: “After 142 years and five generations of family involvement, we have not embarked on this lightly, but we feel it embodies the change of direction we have taken as a business. This includes the significant investment we are making in our pubs and the creation of a beautifully designed new home capable of producing a range of beer styles that we would not have dreamed of ten years ago. It is a statement of confidence about our future direction as a company.