Events & Occasions

International Women's Day 2023: #EmbraceEquity


How firms are marking International Women's Day

By Rebecca Weller

The Morning Advertiser has put together a round-up of how businesses across the sector are celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) 2023.

Industry recognition: Greater Manchester will host next year's NTIA Summit (Getty/Ingus Kruklitis)

Greater Manchester to host 2024 NTIA Summit

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Greater Manchester will host the NTIA Night Time Economy Summit 2024, which the trade body claimed will be one of its most ambitious projects to date.

Writing history: Terry Cockerell retired as editor of The Morning Advertiser in 1990

Tributes paid to former MA editor

By Phil Mellows & Clive Smith

Former The Morning Advertiser (MA) editor Terry Cockerell has died at his home in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, aged 92.

Poll results: most respondents in the survey reported trade was as expected for January (image: Getty/didecs)

Pubs report mixed trading for January

By Nikkie Thatcher

Trade in January has been mixed for the sector this year, with some operators revealing it is as expected, according to a flash survey of The Morning Advertiser readers.

Events-focused: the Ganymede pub and Lucy Do (right) of the Dodo Micropub with Wild Card head brewer Jaega Wise

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FEATURE: Think ahead to get the punters in

By Stuart Stone

Make King Charles III’s coronation your crowning achievement, convert the Rugby World Cup into bums on seats and win roaring trade from the Lionesses’ next major tournament with these golden rules for building a diverse events schedule.

Green credentials: 'Brewers and pubs across the country are making great progress on their sustainability goals and are keen to share their ideas so others can do the same,' says BBPA boss Emma McClarkin (image: Getty/Sakorn Sukkasemsakorn)

Sector on the road to net zero

By Nikkie Thatcher

A number of breweries and pubs have shared how they are making their businesses more sustainable in the run up to World Earth Day.

Enhance customer experiences: consumers keen to visit hospitality settings offering live music (Credit:Getty/7713Photography)

Consumers more likely to visit pubs with live music

By Rebecca Weller

More than three-quarters (78%) of consumers are more likely to visit a pub or bar if it offers live music, new research from CGA by NielsenIQ and booking platform GigRealm has revealed.

Three years of turmoil: CGA data shows drinks sales in pubs show year-on-year growth but remain well behind pre-pandemic levels (Credit:Getty/Peter Cade)

Xmas drinks sales show 'negative comparisons'

By Rebecca Weller

December’s drinks sales showed positive year-on-year growth within the on-trade but remained well below pre-pandemic levels, the latest Drinks Recovery Tracker from CGA by NielsenIQ has revealed.

Cost-of-living: Staff touched by children's wishes

Kids’ humble Xmas wishes reflect cost-of-living

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Staff at Inn Hospitality Group pubs received heart-breaking responses to a recent Christmas activity where children asked Santa for jumpers, hot water bottles and dressing gowns.

More time: the deadline for the 2023 Publican Awards has been extended

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Extra time for Publican Awards

By Nikkie Thatcher

As the competition enters into the closing stages for entry, companies are being given an extra two weeks to finalise their entries into the hospitality sector's biggest awards.

Award-winning venue: the Lime Wood Hotel was named the best boutique hotel in the UK

Top 50 boutique hotels

Top 50 Boutique Hotels 2022 revealed

By Nikkie Thatcher

This year’s Top 50 Boutique Hotels list, sponsored by Taylors of Harrogate, has been unveiled with the top spot being taken by Lime Wood Hotel in Lyndhurst, Hampshire.

Christmas bookings in decline: BBPA data reveals bookings for the festive season are down 20% across the on-trade (Credit: Getty/eli_asenova)

Christmas bookings see 20% decline

By Rebecca Weller

Christmas bookings across the on-trade have shown a 20% drop, according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

When does the Publican Awards entry deadline close?

Still time to enter the Publican

By Ed Bedington

There’s still time to be in with a chance of being named one of the best businesses in the hospitality sector.

Standing up for human rights: Would you say 'no' to the World Cup at your pub? (Getty/ Igor Barilo)

Would you boycott the World Cup at your pub?

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Liverpool Arms and the Commercial Hotel & Bar in Chester, Cheshire, will boycott the upcoming World Cup due to worries over LGBTQ+ rights in Qatar where being gay is illegal.

Football boycott: Chester pubs choose not to broadcast World Cup (Getty/ DaveBolton)

Pubs boycott World Cup over LGBTQ+ rights in Qatar

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Liverpool Arms and the Commercial Hotel & Bar in Chester, Cheshire will boycott the upcoming World Cup due to worries over LGBTQ+ rights in Qatar where being gay is illegal.

Event details: this year's Top 50 Boutique Hotels list reveal will take place at Lillibrooke Manor in Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire

Top 50 Boutique Hotels

Top 50 Boutique Hotels list revealed

By The Morning Advertiser

Were you one of the exclusive 50 boutique hotels that has been voted by an academy of industry judges as being the best in the luxury hotel sector?

Special spectacle: Great Sausage Roll Off to return next year

Great Sausage Roll Off to return for 2023

By Rebecca Weller

The search for the best sausage roll in Britain will return on Wednesday 8 February 2023 following a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Achievement and recognition: entries for Top 50 Cocktail Bars 2023 now open (Credit: Getty/gruizza)

Entries for Top 50 Cocktail Bars 2023 now open

By Rebecca Weller

Entries for the Top 50 Cocktail Bars 2023 awards are now open, with venues having from today (Monday 7 November) until Friday 11 November to put themselves forward.

Win big: Entries open for 2023 Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub awards

Top 50 Gastropubs awards open for entries

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Entries for Newcomer of the Year and Front of House Team at the 2023 Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub awards open today (Monday 7 November).

Great British Pub Award winner The Gun Inn

Great British Pub Awards

Inventiveness key to success, says GBPA winner

By Ed Bedington

Standing still is not an option for the pub trade, adaption and inventiveness will be key according to the winner of the Great British Pub of the Year Awards.

Footy festivities: 2022 World Cup to boost pub trade (Getty/ Anchiy)

World Cup Xmas crossover to boost trade

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The football World Cup is set to increase sales on top of Christmas trade this winter, research from Heineken UK has revealed.

Strangled in your sleep: sector leaders share tips to deal with energy crisis (Credit: Getty/Ridofranz)

Sector 'strangled in its sleep' by energy crisis

By Rebecca Weller

Leaders from across the sector shared tips for reducing gas and electricity usage at a roundtable discussion in London yesterday (Thursday 20 October), as the energy crisis continues to be “more impactful than the pandemic”.

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