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Publican Awards 2024 Best Brewing Pub Company winner


Publican Awards 2024 Best Brewing Pub Company winner: Everards Brewery

By The Morning Advertiser

Everards has completely reinvented the Leicestershire family business, resolutely pursuing a brave decision to scale down its brewing operation to a state-of-the-art flexible plant, move out of freetrade sales and pin its success almost entirely on selling...

Pub operators urged to look for positives


Trading is tough but we need to start sharing the positives

By Ed Bedington

It’s a little too easy to allow ourselves to wallow in pessimism, (particularly when you record a podcast with a fully qualified professional moaner), but sometimes we need to take a step back and appreciate some of the positives out there.

Publican Awards 2024: The pub sector was celebrated at the event


Publican Awards 2024: social media highlights

By The Morning Advertiser

The hospitality sector came together to celebrate the industry at the Publican Awards for the 2024 ceremony on 27 March at Evolution, Battersea, London.

Joining forces: the shortlisted businesses are great examples of firms working together for the benefit of all


Find out about the Best Partnership Pub Company (up to 500 sites) finalists

By The Morning Advertiser

Pub models are evolving at pace and the traditional tenanted and leased models are changing – however, the principle of partnership remains at the core and our four finalists are great examples of companies that seek to work together for the benefit of...

Employment experts: finalists have been wowing the judges with their dedication to teams


Find out about the Best Pub Employer (up to 500 employees) finalists

By The Morning Advertiser

The award for Best Pub Employer (up to 500 employees) at the Publican Awards 2024 will be presented to the business that provides an excellent working environment, comprehensive training, strong staff motivation and benefits alongside a meaningful career...

Bavarian concept: Albert's Schloss winner Neil McLeod with host Gabby Logan (right)

Pubcos pick up top honours at MCA event

By Gary Lloyd

Pub and bar groups including Albert’s Schloss, Loungers and Greene King enjoyed victory at the MCA Hospitality Awards last week (14 March).

Shortlist details: we've delved into each of the Best Accommodation Operator finalists for the 2024 Publican Awards


Find out about the Best Accommodation Operator finalists

By The Morning Advertiser

The Best Accommodation Operator will have focused on offering accommodation as a key part of its business, playing a significant part in contributing to the company’s profits and helping drive trade.

In it to win it: the BII LOYA quarter finalists have been named

BII Licensee of the Year 2024 quarter-finalists named

By Gary Lloyd

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has announced its quarter-finalists list for this year’s Licensee of the Year Award (LOYA) – and 53 pub operators are vying are for the title.

Power list: Hospitality celebrated at the Northern Restaurant and Bar show (Credit: Getty/The Good Brigade)

Top Fifty Hospitality Power List 2024 unveiled

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Kuits NRB Top Fifty Hospitality Power List 2024 was unveiled at the opening of the annual Northern Restaurant and Bar (NRB) trade show in Manchester yesterday.

Industry recognition: National Pubwatch recognised brave pub staff at its conference

National Pubwatch rewards brave staff

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

National Pubwatch has recognised three members of pub staff for taking action to save lives and provide safe drinking environments for customers.

Female power: we've spoken with a number of women from across the sector


Head office stars show how it's done

By Gary Lloyd

The Morning Advertiser has spoken to some of the best people in head offices in celebration of this year's International Women's Day.

International Women's Day CEOs


Leaders shine on IWD 2024

By Gary Lloyd

The Morning Advertiser has collated advice and life stories from some of the key voices in the sector – namely CEOs – in celebration of this year's International Women's Day.

Publican Awards 2024: Tom Allen (pictured) announced as this year's host

Tom Allen to host 2024 Publican Awards

By Rebecca Weller

Award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and TV personality Tom Allen has been announced as the host of the 2024 Publican Awards.

Good causes: Community Hero pubs reveal where their donations have been spent

GBPA Community Hero pubs donate prize money

By Nikkie Thatcher

The 2023 Great British Pub Award Community Hero winner and finalists have given away their prize money from sponsor Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) to causes close to their hearts.

Sector statistics: pubs saw like-for-like sales growth of 1 .5% in January (image: Getty/Yau Ming Low)

Flat sales reported for January

By Nikkie Thatcher

Hospitality groups reported like-for-like sales growth of 0.1% in January, new figures have shown.

Secrets behind success: the MA spoke to operator George Greenway after the Tamworth Tap (pictured) was named CAMRA POTY


Secrets behind success at CAMRA's Pub of the Year

By Rebecca Weller

Owner of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Pub of the Year (POTY), George Greenway, has shared the secrets to his success at The Tamworth Tap with The Morning Advertiser (MA).

Honoured: Tim Martin, Adam Handling and Stuart Broad

New Year’s Honours roll call review

By Gary Lloyd

The New Year Honours list always attracts attention and the recent awards were no exception as JD Wetherspoon (JDW) chairman Tim Martin received a knighthood for his services to hospitality and culture.

Publican Awards: celebrating excellence across the sector


The Publican Awards: a trip down memory lane

By Rebecca Weller

With the 2024 Publican Awards set to take place in less than 12 weeks, The Morning Advertiser has taken a look back at the last five years of the event.

Cautiously optimistic: drinks sales up 7% in final fortnight of 2023 (Credit: Getty/	zeljkosantrac)

Drinks sales up 7% during last two weeks of 2023

By Rebecca Weller

Drinks sales were up 7% year-on-year during the final fortnight of 2023, indicating “positive trends” for 2024 despite continued “difficult trading conditions”, according to CGA.

Collaborative approach: JDW's Tim Martin put the honour down to a team effort

JDW boss Tim Martin knighted in New Year Honours

By Nikkie Thatcher

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) founder and chairman Tim Martin is among a number of people from the hospitality sector who have been recognised in the King’s 2024 New Year Honours list.

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