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Pub Skills: How pubs can add to their bottom line with employee engagement

Employee engagement can help pubs be more profitable, according to industry insiders, as “happy staff equal happy customers”.

Rules of engagement: happy staff equal happy customers

Pub training company scoops award for economic contribution

19-Jul-2017 - A hospitality training company has won an award for its strong economic contribution to Liverpool.

Cornish pub serves up community allotments

18-Jul-2017 - High-end restaurants often boast of serving produce grown in their own kitchen garden but now a Cornish pub is going one better. 

Red Mist Leisure raises £20,000 for charity

13-Jul-2017 - An independent pub company has praised its staff for raising £20,000 for good causes in just six months

My Pub: GBPA sports pub winner 2016, Famous Three Kings

10-Jul-2017 - You can leave the sports pub management stereotypes at the door when you walk into award-winning Stonegate pub Famous Three Kings. General manager Paul Eastwood talks about the pub that...

Pub crawl to the ends of the Earth

03-Jul-2017 - A team of adventurers are going to the ends of the Earth to find the world’s northernmost and southernmost pub or bar - all with the help of a Dartmoor...

John Smith's signs on as headline Great British Pub Awards sponsor

03-Jul-2017 - John Smith’s has been unveiled as the headline sponsor for the Great British Pub Awards for the next three years.  

Open house event launched to celebrate London Bridge and Borough Market

30-Jun-2017 - London operators and customers alike are being urged to come together in London Bridge and Borough Market this Saturday (1 July) in support of local businesses following the terror attack...

Great British Pub Awards 2017 finalists unveiled

29-Jun-2017 - The finalists have been announced for the Great British Pub Awards 2017.  

Bar manager sacked after Grenfell Tower fundraiser cancellation

29-Jun-2017 - The manager of a Shoreditch bar has been sacked after a Grenfell Tower charity night was cancelled, following comments the night would “attract a poor-quality demographic”.

'Oldest community-owned' pub celebrates 20th anniversary

28-Jun-2017 - What is believed to be the longest running community-owned pub in the UK celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday (1 July).

Pubs and bars host fundraiser for Grenfell Tower victims

28-Jun-2017 - In a show of united community spirit, some of London’s top bars are throwing a fundraising event to support victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Maximising Sport in Pubs: book your place now!

27-Jun-2017 - Pubs looking to make the most from their sports offer are being offered a great opportunity to learn more at a fantastic event in London.

Pubs asked to support a celebrity led campaign for homeless people

27-Jun-2017 - Pubs are being asked to support a celebrity led campaign for homeless people worldwide by hosting fundraising candlelit feasts this winter.

PRS licence reminder following pub ban

27-Jun-2017 - Operators are being warned to ensure they are fully licensed to play music in venues after one licensee was hit with a bill for £3,200 and banned from playing music.

OBE honour ‘recognises work of many people’ says Beds & Bars founder

19-Jun-2017 - The Queen unveiled her birthday honours list at the weekend with the news that she has awarded Beds & Bars CEO and founder Keith Knowles an OBE for services to...

A breath of fresh air: how the smoking ban has changed the pub trade

19-Jun-2017 - The smoking ban became a fact in England on 1 July 2007 with an unprecedented impact for pubs. But how has the trade changed in the past 10 years since...

Sky price rise limited to 5% to account for spiralling business rates

16-Jun-2017 - Sky has revealed that it is to increase prices from 1 August 2017, but promised that no pub would see an increase of more than 5%.

BII Licensee of the Year revealed

13-Jun-2017 - Mark Higgs of the Castle at Edgehill in Banbury, Warwickshire, has won this year’s British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) Licensee of the Year award at the institute’s annual summer event....

MA500: top tips on holding live music events

09-Jun-2017 - Music maestro Ethan Allen gave delegates at last month (May)'s MA500 meeting in Liverpool, his top tips on how best to use live music in their venues:

Pub sector urged to support Borough Market operators

07-Jun-2017 - Hospitality operators have been urged to gather at Borough Market as soon as it re-opens to show solidarity with businesses caught up in the terror attack at the weekend.

Champions League final in Cardiff hits local pub trade

07-Jun-2017 - Cardiff publicans have reported that trade on the day of the Champions League final was slower than a typical Saturday, despite the match being hosted at the city’s Principality Stadium....

ALMR chief launches bid to fund emergency services bar tab

07-Jun-2017 - A crowdfunding scheme to buy a round of drinks for the emergency services that responded to last week’s terrorist attack in London has been launched by the Association of Licensed...

Publican breaks Guinness World Record for pool marathon

06-Jun-2017 - A publican from South Devon has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest ever pool marathon, clocking up more than 100 hours of continuous play in four days.

Licensed Trade Charity calls for more volunteers

06-Jun-2017 - The Licensed Trade Charity (LTC), which supports current and retired pub trade employees, has put out a call for more volunteers as part of National Volunteer Week.

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