Health & safety

Talking to a friend: Jackie Parker, a Licensed Trade Charity volunteer, expresses her need to help others

How to overcome loneliness in the run-up to Christmas

By Nicholas Robinson

More than nine million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely but almost two-thirds feel uncomfortable admitting to it, according to research by the British Red Cross and Co-Op.

Friend on the line: Jo Navin advises how to reduce isolation and loneliness among former pub workers

Combating loneliness in the licensed trade

By Nicholas Robinson

Last year, Age UK found more than half a million older people in the UK expected to feel lonely at Christmas, and with less than a month until the big day this year, the spotlight turns to addressing the issue within the drinks trade.

A brighter future: Rebecca Hamilton with son Henry, whose life has changed around since he went to LVS Ascot school

Raising a family while being a publican

By Alice Leader

“My son was just in the wrong situation, the wrong environment, the wrong friendship group and this all conspired against him to make a very bad situation... ”

Billy Spong with M&B colleague Caroline Davies after LTC awards win in 2017

Little Interview

Isolated operator in his 60s gains a friendly lifeline

By Nicholas Robinson

The Morning Advertiser, in association with the Licensed Trade Charity, is exploring the help available to those in the trade who are facing various issues. In our first piece, M&B employee relations manager Billy Spong explains how he's helping...

Free-from: red tape governing labelling all ingredients sounds like a threat to business – but could it be an opportunity for pubs?

How will Natasha's Law affect food menus in pubs?

By Nikkie Thatcher

New laws that require all ingredients to be labelled on food are likely to be a minefield for operators but if you and your staff stay aware of allergens and intolerances, you could be looking at a bumper bottom line.

Staff wellbeing: 'Anyone who works in hospitality will understand how going the extra mile can make your guests feel special. The same is true for your staff'

My Shout

Encourage mental health and wellbeing for staff

By Sarah Taylor

It is easy for tensions to fray and the mental health of employees to decline, says Sarah Taylor, content author and hospitality specialist at High Speed Training.

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