MA500 Business Club

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.

Award-winning: the Coaching Inn Group took home Best Accommodation Operator at this year's Publican Awards

Coaching Inn Group acquires Ledbury site

By James Wallin, MCA

The Coaching Inn Group has acquired The Feathers Hotel in Ledbury, Herefordshire, for an undisclosed sum, as part of its £50m expansion programme.

New addition: Laine CEO Gavin George has welcomed Distinct Group's staff

Laine Pub Co acquires Distinct Group

By Nikkie Sutton

Regional brewer and operator Laine Pub Company has acquired the four-strong leasehold pub estate of the Distinct Group.