MA500 Business Club

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.

Experiential advice: will people flock back to the pub?


‘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.

Insightful contribution: City Pub Co co-founder and chairman Clive Watson is just one of the speakers at the next MA500 meeting in Cambridge

MA500 Cambridge agenda unveiled

By Nikkie Sutton

The first MA500 business club meeting of the year is set to take place in Cambridge on 8 February and The Morning Advertiser can now reveal the exciting line-up.