All news articles for December 2020

What were the biggest pub job stories of 2020?

Jobs round-up

Biggest pub job and company news in 2020

By Stuart Stone

In the final jobs round-up of 2020 The Morning Advertiser (MA) reflects on 18 of the biggest people move, job, training and company updates from the past year.

Leap of faith: ‘I love turning up to work with the scent of hops floating up the spiral stone staircase’

How has 2020 changed people and pubs?

GBPA winner swaps pints for the pulpit

By Reverend Emily Kolltveit, St Mary‘s Church and the Chandos Arms, London

According to Great British Pub Award-winning operator turned ordained Anglican Deacon, Emily Kolltveit, 2020 has been ‘an extraordinary year of highs and lows’. Here she explains how she’s adapted to a new style of service.

What were the biggest pub property stories of 2020?

Property round-up

2020’s biggest pub property stories

By Stuart Stone

In the final pub property round-up of 2020 The Morning Advertiser (MA) looks back on 20 of the biggest deals, revamps and reopenings covered in the past 12 months.

Ultimate bombshell: ‘we are hoping that next time we open a great new pub, it doesn’t have to close down within six hours’

How has 2020 changed people and pubs?

‘We spent more than £100k to trade for 6 hours’

By Chris Tulloch, MD Blind Tiger Inns

In the third instalment of our series looking back on the past 12 months, we hear from Blind Tiger Inns’ Chris Tulloch and his reflections on opening a pub on the day the UK entered its first nationwide lockdown.

Skin of their teeth: 'The burden of the tier restrictions falls almost exclusively on these businesses and pushes them closer towards failure,' UKH's Kate Nicholls explained

£2.6bn pub sales nosedive predicted during December

By Stuart Stone

New data from pay-at-table app OrderPay has revealed that potential sales of at least £2.6bn will be lost during December under the latest raft of Government-mandated trading restrictions and business closures.

Sector reset: 'beyond the annoyance and frustration of the Government I do feel hopeful, we will survive and thrive'

How has 2020 changed people and pubs?

‘2021 is a major opportunity for a reset of our industry’

By Piers Baker, the Sun Inn, Dedham and Church Street Tavern, Colchester, both Essex

In the second instalment in our series looking back on the last 12 months, Piers Baker explains that 2020 hasn't necessarily changed his pub but highlighted the importance of people to both it and the wider industry.

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