This assignment will explore the cultural web of Enterprise Inns. Schein defines organisational culture as the ‘basic assumptions and beliefs that are shared by members of an organisation, that operate unconsciously and define in a basic taken-for-granted fashion an organisation’s view of itself and its environment’. (Innovation for Growth. 2012)
Diagram 1. (Innovation for Growth. 2012)
Enterprise Inns: the beginning
In 1989 Ted Tuppen and a carefully selected management team founded Enterprise Inns, a lease and tenanted Pub Company that in 1991 bought 386 public houses off Bass Brewery. Mr Tuppen who has on many occasions publically condemned the Government for interfering was quoted as saying to the Venture Magazine, “ Pubs which had previously not been available to outsiders suddenly became available in large quantities. It was a complete false market created by Government interference, and gave me the opportunity to start a new business on which I had no experience at all.” (Saunders,P. 2005)
The Government and lord Young initially triggered this in particular, because the Big Six breweries also owned thousands of the public houses, which permitted vertical integration as you become your own supplier. The Government responded (Monopolies and Mergers Commission) by instructing the large breweries that they would have to sell of part of their estates as they had too much control in this market sector. Lord Young in 1989 decided to cut the brewers pub monopoly and were told in 1992 by the Monopolies and Mergers Committee they were to only have 2000 pubs each or sell their breweries, this was part of the Beer Orders 1989. (Saunders,P. 2005)
The stories and the power overlap in this cultural web significantly.
Enterprise; the early days
Enterprise Inns is a tenanted pub company, which means tenants operate the pubs and the company collects rent from the tenants also known as publicans, who operate and live in