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Shining a light: this category highlights the businesses that pivoted amid the pandemic

Great British Pub Awards

Are you a GBPA Hero? Business Continuity

By Ed Bedington

Lockdown hit pubs first and hardest, and while many operators were forced to shut up shops and weather the storm, some managed to pivot their operations and keep on trading.

Celebration time: the awards aim to highlight top businesses

Great British Pub Awards

Are you a GBPA Hero for Keeping the Community Entertained?

By Ed Bedington

Pubs have long played a key role in providing entertainment, from gigs to quizzes, and during lockdown they continued to keep the many struggling people in isolation entertained. Were you one of those pubs?

Pub awards: this category celebrates pubs that have supported front line workers

Great British Pub Awards

Are you a GBPA Hero? Front Line Support

By Ed Bedington

One of the key difficulties faced during lockdown was supporting front line workers, and pubs did not shy away from the challenge.

Food for thought: the Great British Pub Awards are open for entries

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Are you a GBPA Hero? Feeding the Community

By Ed Bedington

Pubs are a vital lifeline for many in the community and despite the challenges of lockdown, many pubs continued to provide meals to vulnerable people.

Helping the community: pubs have until Friday 24 July to enter the awards

Great British Pub Awards

Are you a GBPA Hero? Community Services

By Ed Bedington

The corona crisis saw pubs come into their own within their local communities, stepping up to ensure vulnerable people were looked after.

Community offer: many pubs turned into shops during the coronavirus pandemic and we want to hear from them

Great British Pub Awards

Are you a GBPA Hero? Pub Shop

By Ed Bedington

When the chips were down and supplies were running low, pubs stepped up to ensure their communities were kept fed and watered, and now The Morning Advertiser (MA) is looking to recognise that.

Charity category: pubs have until Friday 24 July to enter the awards

Great British Pub Awards

Are you a GBPA Hero? Charity Champion

By Ed Bedington

Charity is a key part of most pubs’ DNA, and despite the challenges the corona crisis has thrown at the sector, pubs have continued to do their bit.

Team safety: the category will celebrate pubs that have gone above and beyond to look after their staff

Great British Pub Awards

Are you a GBPA Hero? Staff Welfare

By Ed Bedington

Staff welfare has been vital as the pub sector weathered the corona crisis storm, and now The Morning Advertiser (MA) is looking to recognise those operators that did a fantastic job looking after their staff.

Slow sales: as expected, pubs experienced a drop in like-for-like sales in their reopening week, according to CGA data

Reopening week sees 40% sales dip

By Emily Hawkins

Pub groups reported collective like-for-like sales down almost 40% on the same week last year for their reopening week, according to data from Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

'Heartless': the managing director of Bath Pub Company has said no-shows are 'beyond belief' given the struggle of the pub trade because of Covid-19

Pub boss slams 'damaging and heartless' no shows

By Emily Hawkins

The head of a city-based pub group was left feeling “incredulous” following a number of no-show bookings on the first weekend of trading after the Covid-19 shutdown.

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