Pubs' stories needed to help with report to Government

By Ed Bedington

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What did pubs do during the pandemic for their communities?

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Pubs that have stepped up to help their local community are being urged to get involved with a report to celebrate the sector and showcase their role to Government.

The Portman Group, the sector’s regulator and social responsibility body,  is urging operators to get in touch with their stories of how they’ve supported communities and organisations despite the impact of the pandemic.

A spokesman for the Portman Group said they were looking to expand on a blog series they ran in September and October to highlight the great work that went on during the first lockdown.

“We received an overwhelming positive reaction to the posts and we ended up extending the series to take account of other organisations’ diverse and impactful work.”

They’re now looking to expand on that work by publishing a report on behalf of the hospitality sector to celebrate those initiatives. “We went to help others to learn from best practice and to emphasise to Government the essential role played by alcohol producers, charities, publicans and member bodies.

“We are looking for the largest range of examples from the on trade for help they provided, often while running at speed to keep their businesses afloat. Any examples would be most welcome and we will try and use as many as possible to really make the case.”

To contribute to the report, email Nicola Bates on

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