All news articles for February 2020

Crestfallen: it is hoped the dispute will be solved without reference to an archaic court (image: Jaggery, Geograph)

Resolution needed over JDW carpet row

By Emily Hawkins

A town council has said it is hopeful that a dispute over the design of a JD Wetherspoon pub carpet will be resolved without legal action.

Team goals: the new appointments will be instrumental in driving the business forward says Arc’s Martin Wolstencroft

Arc Inspirations makes double appointment

By Stuart Stone

Premium bar operator Arc Inspirations has appointed Laura Lewis as its new head of marketing and Tim Knockton as financial director in the hope of building on the ‘most successful year in the company’s history’.

Citrus hit: Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon is the latest variant in the brand’s gin portfolio

Gordon’s launches lemon gin

By Nikkie Thatcher

Diageo-owned Gordon’s has announced its new Sicilian Lemon gin variant, which offers “a Mediterranean twist on the original recipe”.

Fighting back: Anneliese Smith launched a fundraising effort to retrieve the pub’s takings that were stolen during a burglary

Publican’s daughter recoups stolen £3.4k takings

By Alice Leader

A theft of more than £3,000 worth of pub takings almost saw a hospitalised publican become homeless as the burglary threatened the pub’s closure – but his daughter’s fundraiser saved the day.

New role: Fiona Dickie has been deputy pubs code adjudicator since November 2017

Government appoints new PCA

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Government has announced it has appointed Fiona Dickie as the new pubs code adjudicator (PCA), a role that was previously filled by Paul Newby.

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