​The Black Horse, Monkseaton

Danny Cox and Phil Campo ​​

The Black Horse has been trading extremely well since opening and even secured a nomination for the Ei Group Awards for Excellence, despite only being open for a short period of time.

Marcus Parton, Regional Manager, Ei Publican Partnerships, said: "While Danny and Phil are new to the industry, they have bags of enthusiasm, drive and creativity, which has been the perfect recipe for success. It's truly satisfying to work closely with publicans and help them build a business.

"The Beacon model gives publicans the support needed to focus on creating community focused pubs that deliver exceptional experiences and memories to their customers. Danny and Phil have fast become excellent operators, going above and beyond by running events, engaging with regulars and keeping a keen attention to detail. I'm look forward to working with them and watching them thrive over the years to come."​

Phil, publican at The Black Horse, added: "The Beacon model has been pivotal in providing us with the support, knowledge and operational know-how we need to drive the business forward. Trading is going extremely well and we are exploring opportunities to extend our lease at the site and renovate an upstairs function room; whilst also looking at taking on further sites under the model."