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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.

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Average hospitality salary drops

By Nikkie Thatcher

The average salary of hospitality workers has decreased this year when compared to 2023 a report has uncovered.

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.

Overcome challenges: NTIA CEO Michael Kill says collaboration is key to addressing late-night economy issues


OPINION: Early closing taking a toll on night-time economy

By Michael Kill, CEO, Night-TIme Industries Association (NTIA)

The current economic environment is steering businesses, particularly pubs, to close earlier, sparking concerns about the future of the night-time economy.

Putting on a show: Research shows hospitality has an appetite for live music (Credit: Getty/FG Trade)

A guide to putting on live music at your pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Research shows putting on gigs can boost trade, so we’ve spoke to experts on what you need to do if you want to start putting on live music at your pub.

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.

Progress made: businesses are moving in the right way


OPINION: Sustainability comes of age in pubs and hospitality

By Hamish Stoddart, founder of Peach Pubs and strategic adviser to Punch Pubs

I attended Planet Peach – the hospitality Sustainability Summit – this week and Which?, the consumer magazine, released a sustainability report on pubs and restaurants.

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.

The Morning Advertiser's Lock In podcast episode 74

The Lock In Podcast

Ahead of the game!

By Ed Bedington

The podcast team tackles the topic of pub games, from old school to new and ask how pub gaming is evolving and changing in the modern age.

Grab your sports fans: the new F1 season about to begin

Higher footfall and sales expected as new F1 season starts

By The Morning Advertiser

Formula One (F1) fans are frequent visitors to pubs and bars so sites screening the action can expect higher footfall when the season starts in Bahrain between Thursday 29 February and Saturday 2 March.

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