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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.

Serial refunders: pubs lost an average of £81 a month to refunds between 2021 and 2022 (Credit: Getty/Igor Vershinsky)

Pubs lose an average of £972 a year to refunds

By Rebecca Weller

Pubs across the country lose hundreds of pounds a year to refunds as consumer spending behaviours change amid the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, new data has revealed.

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.

Challenging landscape: vacancies in the sector still 72% higher than pre-pandemic levels (Credit: Getty/	Kobus Louw)

Recruitment landscape remains 'challenging'

By Rebecca Weller

Hospitality businesses are continuing to face an “incredibly challenging” recruitment landscape with vacancies in the sector still 72% higher than pre-pandemic levels, according to trade body UKHospitality (UKH).

Big job: Hand & Flowers head chef Tom De Keyser (right) began working with Tom Kerridge (left) 11 years ago (credit for TDK image: Ten Group, credit for the Hand & Flowers image: Cristian Barnett)

How Hand & Flowers chef got to the top

By Gary Lloyd

Being a chef in any hospitality setting is hard work but Tom De Keyser, who is head chef at the Hand & Flowers, is getting more rewards these days.

Future leaders: Apprentices celebrated at Westminster showcase (Getty/ andresr)

Apprentices celebrated at hospitality showcase

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

More than 200 people from the hospitality sector came together at the House of Commons, Westminster, for the seventh Hospitality Apprenticeship Showcase last week.

Safety first: Night Safe Champion Programme launched at NTIA summit (Getty/ Caiaimage/ Tom Merton)

NTIA launches Night Safe Champion Programme

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) and Savenightlife CIC have joined forces with Safeguarding Nightlife to launch the new Night Safe Champion Programme, which will focus on the key challenges faced in hospitality.

What's in the news 10 February

Diversification will be key to success

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington caught up with BII CEO Steve Alton to get his take on the week's news and where the sector is heading in the year ahead.

CBDC: sector needs more information (Credit: Getty/ MF3d)

Sector needs 'much more' info on CBDC

By Rebecca Weller

The Government needs to share “much more information” about how central-bank digital currency (CBDC) will impact the hospitality sector, according to one Suffolk based operator.

Plenty to cheer: an increase in pints sold and customers visiting pubs and bars was enjoyed by sites showing the rugby (Credit: Getty/The Good Brigade)

Six Nations brings 27% more visitors to pubs

By Gary Lloyd

The Guinness Six Nations rugby tournament, which kicked off at the weekend, gave pubs and bars a reason to cheer when almost 26m pints were served across Britain.

Deep dive: Fourth data looked at headcount and sales figures across pubs and restaurants during December (image: Getty/10'000 Hours)

Staff headcount down 11% against 2019

By Nikkie Thatcher

The headcount of workers in pubs and restaurants was down by more than a tenth (11%) in 2022, compared to three years ago but 5% higher compared to 2021, new data has revealed.

Driving progress: Be Inclusive Hospitality launches 2023 survey

Be Inclusive Hospitality launches 2023 survey

By Rebecca Weller

Be Inclusive Hospitality has launched its third Inside Hospitality Survey, tasked with examining the current state of affairs regarding equality, diversity and inclusion within the sector.

Next generation of talent: UKH releases new education guide to help improve recruitment and training (Credit: Getty/MarianVejcik)

UKH releases guide to improve recruitment

By Rebecca Weller

UKHospitality (UKH) has launched a new education landscape guide to help businesses understand how to further improve recruitment, training and skills development.

Rising pay: the average hospitality worker saw four times as much wage inflation as the average UK worker, the analysis reveals (image: Getty/FG Trade Latin)

Wages rise 53% in past decade

By Nikkie Thatcher

The hospitality sector has seen the fasted rising wages in the UK over the past 10 years, new research has revealed.

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

Events & Occasions feature

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.

Net zero review: hospitality sector needs financial incentives to support road to net zero by 2050 (Credit: Getty/STasker)

'Financial incentives' needed to hit net zero goals

By Rebecca Weller

The hospitality sector needs additional “financial incentives” from the Government to aid its ability to deliver on net zero ambitions, leaders from across the industry have stated.

SIBA initiative: the tracker will show how many breweries are active across the 10 areas of the UK

Tracker launched to keep tabs on brewery numbers

By Gary Lloyd

The number of breweries in the UK will no longer be a mystery after the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) launched a tracker that shows how many active brewers there are.

Positive growth: GDP figures show importance of hospitality in growing economy  (Credit: Getty/FG Trade)

Surge in pub trade boosts economy

By Rebecca Weller

An increase in spending at hospitality settings helped the economy grow in November, the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

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.

Inaugural report: Be Inclusive looks at its progress since inception

Be Inclusive launches report on race equity progress

By Gary Lloyd

Social enterprise Be Inclusive Hospitality has released a report about the group’s work in its bid to adopting a multi-pronged approach to accelerate race equity throughout the hospitality sector.

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.

Recession looms: fears for SMEs despite a great World Cup trade (credit: Getty/dmbaker)

World Cup joy won’t save beleaguered pubs

By Gary Lloyd

Although the pub trade has been a huge winner during the World Cup, it won’t be enough to save many smaller operators, according to economic expert Christopher Dembik.

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