Professional Services & Utilities

Good hygiene: the video shows how to clean beer tap nozzles effectively

Waging war on dirty nozzles

By Nikkie Sutton

Beer hygiene experts have released a video, tackling poor nozzle hygiene practice and the ‘misinformation’ that goes with it.

Banks aren't the only source available to lend you money for expansion, so do your homework before taking the cash

Smart money: sourcing funds to expand your business

By Michelle Perrett

If you want to expand your business, financial backing is key but where can you get your hands on the readies? It’s not just banks that can help you. There are probably more options than you think

Money worries: last year, 60% of January enquiries to the LTC were from people seeking financial support

How pub workers can beat the January blues

By Stuart Stone

In light of seasonal splurging and early December paydays, the Licensed Trade Charity has issued a short guide to help pub workers beat January money blues.

Wave of cost rises: After an expensive year, it's worth setting aside time to prioritise cost management

Cost cutters: ways to reduce the 3 biggest pub costs

By Claire Churchard

As pubs battle ever-rising overheads and the ongoing uncertainty of Brexit, The Morning Advertiser looks at the three main costs for pubs and outlines some ways to cut them down to size

Pubs should be exempt from deposit scheme costs says BBPA

By Stuart Stone

British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds has highlighted the pub industry’s good record on recycling in response to a call for evidence by the Department for Environment & Rural Affairs on the subject.

Dispute resolution: the PGB has reminded large pubcos its services are available to them

Low-cost resolution service 'still an option' in pub rent disputes

By Stuart Stone

The Pub Governing Body (PGB) has reminded licensees with agreement under the statutory code that the Pubs Independent Rent Review Scheme (PIRRS) resolution service remains an option if there are tied rent disagreements – even in cases where the market-rent-only...

Helping hand: new credit card for operators

Food credit card launched for pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

A national food wholesaler has launched a credit card for catering businesses, which has an upper limit of £25,000 and up to 37-days’ of interest free credit.

Simon Longbottom, CEO, Stonegate Pub Company

My Shout: Simon Longbottom, CEO, Stonegate Pub Company

By Simon Longbottom

Our industry is facing unprecedented inflationary and political challenges, and many are in the area of people and employment, the national living wage, the apprenticeship levy and the potential post-Brexit shortfall in labour to name but three.

Banned: no more surcharge payments for customers

Card payment surcharges to be outlawed

By Nicholas Robinson

Pubs and other businesses will be banned from charging customers extra for paying by debit or credit card from January next year.

Useful benchmarks: BBPA releases its latest edition of its operating cost guide for tied tenants and lesses

BBPA releases latest operating cost guide for pubs

By James Wallin, MCA

Operating costs for tied pubs accounted for between 33% and 40% of total turnover last year, according to the British Beer and Pub Association's (BBPA) latest edition of its operating cost guide.

The pub name ’George and the Dragon’ became popular under King Edward III

What's in a name? The stories behind pub monikers

By Claire Churchard

Pub names are part of the social fabric of Britain. But have you ever wondered why your local is called what it is or why its name may have changed over the years? Here, we take a look at the stories behind the names

Withdrawn: the paper 'fiver' cease to be legal tender tonight, ©Thinkstock

Paper £5 notes no longer legal tender

By Liam Coleman

The paper £5 notes, featuring Elizabeth Fry on the back, will cease to be legal tender from midnight tonight (Friday 5 May). The Morning Advertiser looks at what you need to know.

Clean break: beer hygiene is under the spotlight

7 day beer line cleaning rule ‘not strictly true’

By Nicholas Robinson

Cleaning beer lines every seven days is not necessarily the tell of good hygiene, on-trade cellar sanitisation firm Avani has claimed after a report outed the ‘dirtiest’ beer in Britain.

Pub success: Going multiple

Pub success: Going multiple

By Liam Coleman

You’ve squeezed everything you can out of your site and are now ready to move on up and run a second site. What challenges await you on the journey to becoming a mighty multiple operator?

Pursue your goal: Don't give up your vision of what you really want

Pub success: Starting out

By Liam Coleman

Owning a pub is the aspirational dream for a significant minority of people who regularly soak up the atmosphere in a pub. But just what do you need to know about the trade before starting out and what challenges lie ahead for first-time operators?

What lies beneath: Mastering the cellar is key to a successful pub

Becoming a master of cellars

By David Blakelock

You might have a great reputation for live sport, you might have a super chef who can knock spots off your opposition and you might have one of the best back bars around, but if your cellar isn’t up to scratch, then at best you’re losing profit from the...

Water change: the BBPA is urging licensees to take note of new options from April

BBPA urges pubs to capitalise on new water laws

By Liam Coleman

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called for pubs to make the most of the new competitive market for water and not let the changes wash over licensees.

EPoS can drive footfall, service levels and customer retention

Technology

Technology: Why up-to-date EPoS systems can benefit your pub

By Fiona McLelland

It may seem a big ask for pub and bar operators to keep up with the pace of technological improvements and developments when it comes to EPoS systems, but the benefits for staff and customers alike make this imperative. 

Sea change: pubs will be able to choose a water supplier

Water

Five things to know about the new water regulations

By Liam Coleman

In April 2017, water supply is set to become a competitive retail market, like the gas and electricity markets. We spoke to independent water consultancy Waterscan to find out what it means for pubs.

Render: The new owners plan on doing a full outside render of the site

Property

How I plan to restore my local to its former glories

By Liam Coleman

In despair at seeing the downward spiral of the pub in the village where he grew up - the White Lion, in Rempton, Nottinghamshire - Russell Pytches and three other locals decided to fight back and buy the freehold. He tells The Morning Advertiser about...

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