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Preparation is key for reopening

By Ed Bedington

Pubs need to prepare carefully and think about updating their range in the run-up to reopening their operations, experts have advised.

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Pub boss calls for more support

By Ed Bedington

Further grant support from the Government will be needed if pubs are to open under any kind of restrictions, according to one of the UK’s leading pub company bosses.

Conference speakers: James Watt (left) and Gary Turner will be revealing how they are keeping teams engaged

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BrewDog and Inn Collection Group reveal staff engagement secrets

By Nikkie Thatcher

BrewDog co-founder James Watt and The Inn Collection Group commercial and compliance manager Gary Turner will be outlining how they are keeping staff engaged at the digital MA500 conference later this week (Thursday 14 May).

Looking forward: BrewDog has said staff will wear face masks and gloves in its initial reopening plan

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BrewDog reveals future for its bars

By Nikkie Thatcher

Scottish brewer and operator BrewDog has announced its initial approach to reopening its bars, subject to official guidance from the Government.

Longer period: Hall & Woodhouse head of business partnerships Chris Chapman said its tenants would be given financial support

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Hall & Woodhouse extends rent cancellation

By Nikkie Thatcher

Dorset brewer and pub operator Hall & Woodhouse will extend its cancellation period of all rent and service charges as well as suspending loan repayments until Saturday 27 June for its tenants.

Support: most pubs would need furlough to be extended

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68% of pubs need furlough beyond June to survive

By Nicholas Robinson

More than two thirds of pub bosses asked in a snapshot poll of hospitality industry leaders have said furlough will need to be in place for longer to ensure the sector’s survival.

Stark findings: almost four in 10 pubs could not cope with losing more than 10% of sales after reopening

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10% sales drop is all most reopened pubs can handle

By Nicholas Robinson

The majority of pubs will be able to handle a maximum of just a 10% drop in sales to remain profitable and continue trading long-term, data from an exclusive snapshot poll of industry leaders has revealed.

Support fund: pub company Greene King has partnered with the sector’s leading support charity to help its staff

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Greene King launches support fund for staff

By Emily Hawkins

Pub operator and brewer Greene King (GK) has launched a support fund in partnership with the Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) to help its staff members.

Under wraps: the line-up of speakers for the MA500 webinar will be revealed shortly

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MA500 goes digital

By Nikkie Thatcher

With the unprecedented shutdown of society ongoing, The Morning Advertiser is striving to find new ways to keep our readership informed and head of the game wherever possible, and the MA500 is no exception.

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