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Feedback is key: communication was the top response when young people were asked what they value from a manager


Lazy Gen Z stereotypes ‘not backed by research’

By Claire Churchard

The popular stereotype that young people are lazy and narcissistic is not backed up by research, according to Josephine Hansom, director at YouthSight, speaking at MA500 in Cardiff.

Drinking resurgence: successful wet-led pubs understand what the consumer wants according to Craft Union's Frazer Grimbleby


What’s behind the resurgence in wet-led pubs?

By Claire Churchard

Demand for wet-led pubs is growing and is being driven by consumers looking for quality drinks and a welcoming social environment, delegates at the MA500 event in Cardiff heard today.

Popular venue: the stadium has hosted a plethora of sporting events (image credit: matthewleesdixon/iStock/

MA500 Cardiff: the venue

By Nikkie Sutton

The next MA500 event is heading west to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on 24 May. Here are some fun facts about the venue, ahead of next month’s conference:

Nutrition hit: Shami Radia says insects are tasty and easy to farm

Grubs up for pubs

By Nikkie Sutton

When it comes to snacking at the bar, crisps and nuts have seemingly got it sewn up, but Eat Grub co-founder Shami Radia explains why protein-packed insects have the edge over traditional foods and hopes customers pass on the message.

City site: the Welsh brewer operator has one of its bars in Cardiff

MA500 is coming to Cardiff

By Nikkie Sutton

Award-winning Welsh brewery Tiny Rebel runs three sites in Cardiff and marketing manager Niall Thomas gave the lowdown on the Welsh capital’s hospitality scene.

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.