Operators

Earn as you learn - M&B plans to increase its apprenticeship numbers

M&B to boost apprenticeship numbers even further

By James Wallin

Mitchells & Butlers is aiming to exceed last year’s tally of 1,300 apprenticeships taken up, the group’s HR director has told the Morning Advertiser's sister title MCA.

End of an era: Having hosted acts including Nirvana, Biffy Clyro and the Arctic Monkeys, the Bristol Bierkeller closed its doors for good last week

Famous music venue closes with immediate effect

By Stuart Stone

The Bristol Bierkeller closed its doors for the last time on Thursday 8 February after developers of the All Saints Street site didn’t include the popular music venue in its regeneration plans.

Money back: businesses that put investment into research and development of new products could earn tax credit

How to claim tax credits on R&D for pubs

By Nikkie Sutton

Licensees can counter the burden of tax by claiming cash back on new and innovative products, from the Government according to experts.

Experiential advice: will people flock back to the pub?

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‘The retailers are coming’ – but can pubs survive?

By Nicholas Robinson

A new generation of customers could be set to flock to the high street in search of ‘real experiences’, but retailers are stepping up their game and reacting with out-of-the-box ideas, which could outshine pubs.

February opening: the latest format from NWTC will open in a Grade II-listed building

The Florist ready to bloom for NWTC

By Stuart Stone

The New World Trading Company (NWTC) has announced its latest brand, the Florist, Bristol, will open on Monday 26 February.

Positive response: the site is the second Hickory’s has taken with Ei Commercial Properties

Ei and Hickory's agrees sequel deal

By Georgina Townshend

Ei Commercial Properties has "further strengthened its relationship" with barbecue restaurant chain Hickory’s Smokehouse following a "major £1m-plus investment" in Merseyside.

Assurances made: Star Pubs & Bars launches welcome pack for its acquired 1,900 Punch pubs

Star seeks to assure Punch pub operators on key issues

By Georgina Townshend

Star Pubs & Bars' welcome pack has assured 1,900 licensees on a number of key issues, including rent and product prices, ahead of taking full operational responsibility following the acquisition of Punch A pubs on 5 March.