Operators

Craft credentials: Fuller’s announces Dark Star take over

Fuller’s announces Dark Star take over

By Mark Wingett, MCA

Fuller’s is set to enhance its craft beer credentials after acquiring West Sussex-based Dark Star Brewing for an undisclosed sum, The Morning Advertiser’s sister title MCA has learned.

Pub careers: realising the dream can happen in a slightly different way

Pub Skills: HR Summit

Fight staff shortages with in-house career development

By Claire Churchard

The chief executive and co-founder of the fast-growing Brewhouse & Kitchen brew pub group has said the answer to skills shortages in the pub sector is to develop the careers of your own people.

Earn as you learn - M&B plans to increase its apprenticeship numbers

M&B to boost apprenticeship numbers even further

By James Wallin

Mitchells & Butlers is aiming to exceed last year’s tally of 1,300 apprenticeships taken up, the group’s HR director has told the Morning Advertiser's sister title MCA.

End of an era: Having hosted acts including Nirvana, Biffy Clyro and the Arctic Monkeys, the Bristol Bierkeller closed its doors for good last week

Famous music venue closes with immediate effect

By Stuart Stone

The Bristol Bierkeller closed its doors for the last time on Thursday 8 February after developers of the All Saints Street site didn’t include the popular music venue in its regeneration plans.

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?

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‘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.

February opening: the latest format from NWTC will open in a Grade II-listed building

The Florist ready to bloom for NWTC

By Stuart Stone

The New World Trading Company (NWTC) has announced its latest brand, the Florist, Bristol, will open on Monday 26 February.

Positive response: the site is the second Hickory’s has taken with Ei Commercial Properties

Ei and Hickory's agrees sequel deal

By Georgina Townshend

Ei Commercial Properties has "further strengthened its relationship" with barbecue restaurant chain Hickory’s Smokehouse following a "major £1m-plus investment" in Merseyside.