Events & Occasions

Sound system: operators must ensure they are fully licensed for music

PRS licence reminder following pub ban

By Ed Bedington

Operators are being warned to ensure they are fully licensed to play music in venues after one licensee was hit with a bill for £3,200 and banned from playing music.

Sweet success: Mark Higgs from the Castle at Edgehill, Banbury, is 2017’s BII Licensee of the Year (l-r BII CEO Mike Clist, Mark Higgs and Sky Business MD David Rey)

BII Licensee of the Year revealed

By Nikkie Sutton

Mark Higgs of the Castle at Edgehill in Banbury, Warwickshire, has won this year’s British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) Licensee of the Year award at the institute’s annual summer event.

Play time: music expert and former licensee Ethan Allen advised delegates on holding events

MA500: top tips on holding live music events

By Nikkie Sutton

Music maestro Ethan Allen gave delegates at last month (May)'s MA500 meeting in Liverpool, his top tips on how best to use live music in their venues:

Rewarding the hard work: Kate Nicholls is hoping to raise £2,000 for the tab

ALMR chief launches bid to fund emergency services bar tab

By Liam Coleman

A crowdfunding scheme to buy a round of drinks for the emergency services that responded to last week’s terrorist attack in London has been launched by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR)'s chief executive.

Good causes: Operators raise money for local and national charities


Charity gallery: pubs raising money for good causes

By Georgina Townshend

Several operators have put their hands in their pockets, given up their free time, and organised events to help raise money for local and national charities alike these past few months.

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