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New appointment: Sarah Miller joins after five years with Stonegate (Barrio Familia pictured)

Nightcap brings Stonegate star on board

By Gary Lloyd

Nightcap, which operates owns and operates 46 bars including brands such as The Cocktail Club, Barrio Familia and Dirty Martini, has appointed Sarah Miller as group director of business operations.

Business proposals: the Night-Time Industries Association has called on the new Government for various support options (image: Getty/John M Lund Photography Inc)

NTIA urges parties to prioritise night-time economy

By Nikkie Thatcher

Political parties need to recognise the importance of the night-time economy through the implementation of a national strategy and appointment of dedicated leadership within central Government, one trade body has urged.

Pledges made: the Conservative party has laid out its manifesto ahead of the upcoming general election on 4 July (image: Getty/Abdullah Durmaz)

UKH welcomes biz rates reform pledge

By Nikkie Thatcher

Trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has welcomed a pledge in the Conservative party’s election manifesto that claims it will commit to fixing the ‘unfair burden of business rates’ for hospitality firms.

Organisation calls: CAMRA outlines six campaigning priorities in its election manifesto (image: Getty/Nirian)

CAMRA's key asks for next Government

By Felicity Giles

Fair tax for the sector, better planning protection and changing the business rates system are three of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)'s key asks ahead of the general election next month (4 July)

Punch Pubs: The MA looks at the pubco's activity from the last year

How Punch Pubs is winning each round

By Rebecca Weller

Punch Pubs & Co has had a busy few months as it executes its plan to scale up the business, in particular its managed estate.

Licensing hub: Poppleston Allen advice on changing laws for pavement licenses (Credit:Getty	miodrag ignjatovic)

LICENSING HUB - LEGAL WITH POPPLESTON ALLEN

Changes to the law on chairs and tables on public highways

By James Anderson, Partner, Poppleston Allen

This week’s top tips looks at table and chair licences for public highways including reference to the change in the law and the process for renewals and new grants.

Zebra striping drinking increasing in popularity

THE LOW & NO PROJECT

‘Zebra striping’ drinking on the increase

By Gary Lloyd

One in three visits to the pub are alcohol-free (AF) and a quarter of drinkers are alternating between full-strength alcohol and AF when visiting the on-trade.

Heart of the debate: UKH introduces election toolkit (Pictured: Kate Nicholls)

UKH launches election toolkit

By Rebecca Weller

UKHospitality (UKH) has launched an election toolkit for businesses to share key asks from Parliament ahead of the general election on Thursday 4 July.

Property: This week's round-up features Star Pubs & Bars, Flight Club, M&B, Arc Inspirations and more

PROPERTY ROUND-UP

Star operator takes on third lease

By Rebecca Weller

This week's property round-up features investments from Star Pubs & Bars, Flight Club, M&B, Arc Inspirations and more.

Dish Deconstructed: How to make Cuban Beef Picadillo (Picture credit: Bidfood/Oliver Kay)

DISH DECONSTRUCTED

How to make: Cuban Beef Picadillo

By Rebecca Weller

In this week’s edition of the Morning Advertiser’s (MA) Dish Deconstructed series, we've looked at how to leverage fusion foods and make Cuban Beef Picadillo from Bidfood’s Oliver Kay arm.

Card payments: Barclays Consumer Spend report shows purchase data on a monthly basis (Getty/ljubaphoto)

May sees 2.9% spending rise

By Nikkie Thatcher

Consumer spending in pubs, bars and clubs grew by 2.9% in May, new data has revealed.

Low, Light & Alcohol-Free Summit to take place in September 2024

THE LOW & NO PROJECT

Low, Light & Alcohol-Free Summit to take place in September

By Gary Lloyd

The trend is growing for drinking less alcohol, according to Laura Willoughby MBE, who will be talking more about the subject at the inaugural brand-led conference called the Low, Light & Alcohol-Free Summit 2024.

Shepherd Neame releases Go For Gold to honour Olympics win

THE CASK PROJECT

Shepherd Neame’s tribute beer to war and sporting hero

By Gary Lloyd

Kent brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame is releasing a cask beer to commemorate 100 years since Lieutenant General Sir Philip Neame’s gold medal success in the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Shocking incident: Car crashes into Langport Arms (Credit:Getty/gorodenkoff)

Car crashes into 600-year-old pub

By Rebecca Weller

A Somerset pub and hotel has shared its gratitude for employees who “acted promptly” after a car crashed into the 600-year-old venue in a “shocking” incident.

Drinks tracker: sales down year-on-year as heavy rain returned (Credit:Getty/Tim Parker)

Wet weather dampens drinks sales

By Rebecca Weller

After two weeks of year-on-year growth, wet weather has washed the positive figures away and pushed drinks sales back below 2023 levels.

Joseph Holt to allow brewery tours for first time

THE CASK PROJECT

Joseph Holt to celebrate 175 years with festival

By Gary Lloyd

Northern brewer Joseph Holt is allowing fans of the brand a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to go have a look behind the scenes of its Manchester brewery as part of its inaugural beer festival.

What's in the news 31 May?

Review of the Week

‘Don’t listen to the forecasts!’

By Tom Easton

The Morning Advertiser’s Ed Bedington caught up with Thorley Tavern’s boss Phil Thorley for an audio chat on his take of the week’s goings ons, from election fever to the weather and the predictions for the summer ahead.

Winner: Jamie Delap of Fyne Ales named Brewer of the Year 2024 by Alun Cairns MP, chair of the APPBG

APPBG names its Brewer of the Year

By Gary Lloyd

The All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) has named Jamie Delap of Fyne Ales as its 2024 Brewer of the Year.