MA500 Business Club

Targeting the community: improvements at the Empress will be jointly funded

Ei and multi-site licensees create 'community hub' pub

By Georgina Townshend

Ei Publican Partnerships and "experienced local multiple operators" are jointly funding a £130,000 renovation to create a "quality, traditional pub with a little something for everyone in the local community".

Information packed: delegates heard about best use of sport and festivals

MA500 Edinburgh in pictures

By Nikkie Sutton

The last MA500 Business Club meeting of 2017 took place north of the border for the first time – in Edinburgh – earlier this month (September).

Pounding pavements: the MA500 business club is set to hit the streets of Edinburgh next month (September)

MA500 Edinburgh study tour unveiled

By Nikkie Sutton

The MA500 crowd is heading north of the border for the first time and will hit the streets of Edinburgh to visit some of the city’s most exciting and vibrant venues.

Evolving styles: the next big thing is fruited beer, say experts

Future Trends: Beer and Cider

The future of craft beer: fruit?

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of fruit beer in the US’s well-established craft beer market account for 13% of total craft sales, which can be matched here in the UK, according to a leading buyer in the category.

Digital awareness: Wireless Social boss Julian Ross outlined the importance of capitalising on Wi-Fi

MA500: opportunities in ethernet real estate

By Claire Churchard

Julian Ross from Wireless Social highlighted the benefits for pubs in offering Wi-Fi hot spots and partnering with other local venues to offer Wi-Fi. 

Play time: music expert and former licensee Ethan Allen advised delegates on holding events

MA500: top tips on holding live music events

By Nikkie Sutton

Music maestro Ethan Allen gave delegates at last month (May)'s MA500 meeting in Liverpool, his top tips on how best to use live music in their venues: