All news articles for March 2018

Game on: The VR Concept and Lost Rivers will open central London's first virtual reality arcade in a new site

New Lost Rivers pub home to first VR gaming arcade

By Stuart Stone

Lost Rivers Brewing Co has teamed up with The VR Concept to launch central London’s only multiplayer virtual reality arcade, Gameboxx and Bar, within the brewer’s new Lost Rivers Elephant site.

Not just gender issues: research shows the disparity of pay in the hospitality sector

Hospitality has 'significant levels' of pay disparity

By Georgina Townshend

Women working in pubs are paid on average £2,279 (8.4%) less than men, according to research that revealed "significant levels" of pay disparity in the hospitality sector not only by gender, but nationality and job function as well.

Celebration: Loungers opens 100th site

Loungers to pump £10m into 16 new sites

By Nicholas Robinson

Pub and bar concept Loungers has committed £10m to open 16 new sites this year, the company has said on the launch of its 100th site.

Great addition: According to CGA Group chief executive Phil Tate, their latest acquisition

CGA Group acquires CPL Online

By Stuart Stone

CGA Group completed the acquisition of CPL Online, the specialist provider of e-learning, business solutions and interactive services, from CPL Training on 27 March.

Extraordinary transformation: Oakman Inns has converted an old care home and opened a brand new pub in Olney

Oakman Inns converts care home into multimillion-pound pub

By Georgina Townshend

Oakman Inns has converted an old care home and also opened a brand new pub in Olney - named one of the top 10 places to live in the south-east this month - having purchased the freehold for £1.5m and invested £2m in refurbishments.

Safe havens: MPs, NHS, police and businesses celebrate safe spaces

Impact of safe spaces recognised at parliamentary reception

By Stuart Stone

Multi-agency partnership schemes that reduce crime and vulnerability in the night-time economy were celebrated by MPs, members of the NHS and police, and businesses at a parliamentary reception hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group and Portman...