Ed Sheeran gains more control of his £26m pub and property empire

Ed Sheeran gains more control of his £26m pub and property empire after signing on as a director as he reveals he will be releasing a new single ‘in a few weeks’

Ed Sheeran has taken on a more hands-on role with his pub and property empire as he prepares to release his first solo single in four years.

The singer, 30, has been appointed as a director of Maverick Properties Limited, which is said to manage £26million of his investments.

In documents first seen by The Sun, Ed has also been named as a director to both Fat Punt Limited and That Dive Bar Portobello Limited which run his pub, Bertie Blossoms and his restaurant in Notting Hill.

Business: Ed Sheeran has taken on a more hands-on role with his £26million pub and property empire as he prepares to release his first solo single in four years

The hitmaker, who became a father to daughter Lyra last year, has not previously been a director of any of the companies and instead left control to his manager and advisor Stuart Camp. 

Ed has long been the main shareholder in the companies but his recent signing up as a director indicates a more hands-on approach in helping to run the firms himself.

That Dive Bar Portobello Limited made a loss of £227,000 in 2019 while Fat Punt Limited had losses of £620,000.

However, the bulk of Ed’s income comes from his hugely successful music career where he earned £250million from touring alone.

Companies: The singer, 30, has been appointed as a director of Maverick Properties Limited, which is said to manage £26million of his investments (his pub Bertie Blossoms pictured)

The Sun previously reported that Ed’s property empire consists of 27 houses, flats and commercial properties thought to be worth £57million.

Ed owns a sprawling Suffolk estate and a mansion in London along with two properties in Covent Garden and a pair of flats in Battersea.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Ed Sheeran for comment. 

On Wednesday, Ed took to Instagram and hinted he is feeling nervous about his first solo single in four years being released soon.

Firm: In documents first seen by The Sun , Ed has also been named as a director to both Fat Punt Limited and That Dive Bar Portobello Limited which run his pub, Bertie Blossoms and his restaurant in Notting Hill (pictured in 2019)

The singer shared a photo of himself pulling a face and wrote: ‘The moment you realise your first solo single in 4 years is coming out in a few weeks.’

Ed’s most recent album No. 6 Collaborations Project was released in 2019 and contained the number one singles I Don’t Care, Beautiful People and Take Me Back To London.

While in December 2020 he made a surprise comeback with his single Afterglow following almost 18 months off. 

It follows news Ed is reportedly set to become the face of social media app TikTok after signing a ‘big money deal’. 

Losses: That Dive Bar Portobello Limited made a loss of £227,000 in 2019 while Fat Punt Limited had losses of £620,000 (pictured with wife Cherry Seaborn in 2018)

He is said to have already begun filming with TikTok in London with the app viewing the partnership with the artist as a ‘big success’.

A source told The Sun: ‘It is a huge coup to get someone as big as Ed on board and everyone is really excited about the end result.

‘TikTok is a huge platform for artists now and Ed can see that. ‘It was something he wanted to get involved in and the project he has done with them is really exciting.’

MailOnline has approached representatives of Ed Sheeran for comment.

Ed sent fans into a frenzy last month after appearing to hint at new music in a cryptic social media post.

He took to Instagram to share a photograph of himself holding a guitar as he teased in the caption: ‘Somethings cookin’.’

Empire: The Sun previously reported that Ed’s property empire consists of 27 houses, flats and commercial properties thought to be worth £57million

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