Enterprise Inns toasts the Queen

The Diamond Jubilee and Euro 2012 helped Enterprise Inns pull back from a sales slump, the firm said yesterday. However, the damp weather meant the group’s pubs did not recover as well as hoped. Enterprise posted a 1.2 per cent drop in like-for-like income in the 44 weeks to 4 August, compared to a slide of 5.1 per cent a year ago. Analysts expected a much larger fall and the shares rose by 7.7 per cent.