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Previous winner: the Last Post took home the title of Community Hero Award in the 2021 Great British Pub Awards and won the £10,000 prize Coca-Cola Community Pub Fund prize

Great British Pub Awards

£10k up for grabs for GBPA category

By The Morning Advertiser

Entrants to the Community Hero category in this year’s Great British Pub Awards are again in with a chance of winning £10,000 to donate to a good cause, courtesy of Coca-Cola Europacific Partners.

Celebrating diversity: Pub Pride will take place this Friday

Sector set to celebrate Pub Pride

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is calling on people to celebrate Pub Pride on 27 May as part of its Summer of Pub campaign to encourage pub-going over the summer months.

Top thoughts: being able to diversify will help businesses, according to Seb Heeley-Wiggins

Opinion

'Diversification will carry us through'

By Seb Heeley-Wiggins, the Spirit of Manchester Distillery co-founder

Last year, amid the turmoil of the hospitality sector, we made a choice to plough a significant investment into a roto-vap allowing us to distil under pressure and at lower temperatures.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 43

The Lock In Podcast

Can pubs be better employers?

By Ed Bedington

With staffing challenges continuing to cause headaches for pub operators, the Lock In team tackle some of the issues that are causing the sector problems and have a bit of discussion about baldness discrimination...

Job vacancies outnumber unemployment: recruitment and retention still a major concern for sector (Credit: Getty/Kobus Louw)

Number of licensees employed in sector the same as 2019

By Rebecca Weller

For the first time since records began the UK has more job vacancies than those in unemployment, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released yesterday (Tuesday 17 May).

Exclusivity ban: plans to include lower paid workers in exclusivity ban positive for the sector according to UKH (Credit: Getty/alvarez)

Ban on exclusivity clauses 'positive' for sector

By Rebecca Weller

The Governments plan to widen its ban on exclusivity clauses to some 1.5m people is “positive for both businesses and workers”, according to UKHospitality (UKH).

Summer of sport: Pub teams can now apply for the BT Sport Pub Cup

BT Sport Pub Cup returns with Wembley final

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pub teams can now enter the BT Sport Pub Cup, with free BT Sport and £1,000 in BT Shop vouchers up for grabs for the victors of the tournament.

Training and talent: Industry professionals recognised at the NITA awards

NITA award winners announced

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Yesterday (28 April 2022), the very best in training, apprenticeships and wellbeing programmes were recognised at the British Institute of Innkeeping’s (BII) National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs).

Support and security: UKH calls for Gov to help counter shortages in night-time sector (Getty/ AndreyPopov)

UKH backs call for Gov night-time sector support

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

UKHospitality (UKH) has backed calls for a Government support package to help counter shortages in night-time sector door staff, including assistance in recruitment and training of additional security staff, especially women.

Looking to the future: now is the time to re-evaluate sector says Lorraine Copes

Racism hinders career progress according to new research

By Gary Lloyd

Some 43% of black people say their ethnicity has hindered career progression in the hospitality sector while only 7% of white people believe the same, according to the second edition of the Inside Hospitality report.

Hospitality wage increases: inflation likely to erode benefits (Credit: Getty/Klaus Vedfelt)

Surge in chefs’ wages

By Rebecca Weller

Hospitality has been one of few sectors to have seen pay increases in keeping with inflation, but the cost-of-living crisis is likely to erode the benefits, according to Indeed Hiring Lab.

New initiative: Young’s staff can choose their own work hours

Young’s gives staff power to choose hours

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Young’s has launched a new internal platform, the Ram Agency, to give employees the power to pick their working hours as part of its recruitment drive.

Staffing issues: operators are offering a variety of incentives to attract and keep employees (image: Getty/ablokhin)

1 in 10 roles remain vacant

By Nikkie Thatcher

Recruitment and retention are still major concerns for the sector with staffing issues looking to set back the sector’s recovery from the pandemic, according to new research.

Eco-friendly and a homely feel: This year's interior design trends revealed (Getty/ archigram)

2022 interior design trends revealed

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Sustainability, homecoming and artistry are just a few of the interior design trends that have proved popular in the hospitality sector throughout 2022 according to commercial outfitter Novograf.

Company boss: Peter-Borg Neal was awarded Business Leader of the Year at the 2022 Publican Awards

Publican awards 2022

Business Leader of the Year sponsored by Poppleston Allen – Peter Borg-Neal

By The Morning Advertiser

A leading figure for the trade throughout the last few years, Oakman’s Peter Borg-Neal has continued to drive his business forward, with some key acquisitions to increase his portfolio, along with some impressive fundraising initiatives to support the...

Attention to detail: Inception Group's innovation with this site was impressive

Publican awards 2022

Best New Site sponsored by Heineken – Cahoots Ticket Hall & Control Room

By The Morning Advertiser

Inception Group’s unique 1940s theme bar the Ticket Hall, and downstairs event space the Control Room, near Oxford Circus, impressed judges with its authentic storytelling, with this new bar linking well with the story of the original Cahoots Underground...

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