Operators

Leader’s departure: managing director Chris Hopkins is retiring from Hydes Brewery

Hopkins to retire from Hydes

By Ed Bedington

Industry veteran Chris Hopkins has announced he’s stepping down from the managing director role at Manchester-based family brewer Hydes after 22 years at the helm.

Future ideas: Chestnut’s Philip Turner, Black Sheep Brewery’s Andy Slee and Loungers’ Nick Collins laid out the post-lockdown plans

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How are operators planning for post-lockdown?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Social distancing, further innovation and concerns about the end of the furlough scheme are three points operators are taking into consideration when planning to reopen.

Key to community: the Rose & Crown lockdown shop is a success

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Lockdown shop is a hit with locals

By Ed Bedington

Pubs continue to adapt and evolve in a bid to survive the current coronavirus crisis. The Morning Advertiser visited the Rose & Crown in Cuckfield, West Sussex, to find out how new licensee James Clark has turned his once-thriving local into a real...

Cancellation calls: Unite the union says ‘there needs to be a structured Government-led plan for the industry’

Unite joins calls to cancel pub rent

By Stuart Stone

Unite the union has joined calls for the cancellation of rent on closed pubs as it seeks to prevent mass closures and jobs losses as a consequence of the Covid-19 emergency.

Further aid: UKH boss Kate Nicholls called for the Government to extend support into next year

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Government needs to evolve support to 2021

By Nikkie Thatcher

Support packages for the hospitality industry must continue and evolve to the end of 2020 and into the beginning of next year, one trade leader has urged.

Critical support: the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme has been an ‘absolute lifesaver’ according to Livelyhood Pub Group's Tom Talbot

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‘The state aid we’ve received has helped us survive’

By Stuart Stone

Tom Talbot of Livelyhood Pub Company and City Pub Group’s Clive Watson dialled in to MA500’s online conference to discuss what Covid-19 financial support they had received and how it had helped their businesses survive shutdown.

How can you maintain a pub's value?

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Size matters in the new normal

By Ed Bedington

Space and rural location is going to be key when it comes to maintaining property values in a post-lockdown world, a leading property expert has claimed.

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