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Great British Beer Festival 2022: CAMRA festival returns to London following 2 year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic

CAMRA festival returns after 2 year hiatus

By Rebecca Weller

The Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) will return to London Olympia from 2 to 6 August 2022 following a 2-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The joy of sport: some 16.1m people want to catch some of the men’s FIFA World Cup in a pub (credit: Getty/andresr)

Take advantage of millions who want to watch football

By Gary Lloyd

Some 16.1m pubgoers plan to watch some of this year’s Men’s FIFA World Cup in a pub or bar while 8.8m want to watch a 2022 Women’s Football European Championship game, according to a report by research consultancy KAM and sports match-finding app Fanzo...

Publican Awards 2022 finalists in Best Pub Employer

Publican Awards 2022

Meet the finalists: Best Pub Employer sponsored by CPL Learning

By The Morning Advertiser

The accolade of Best Pub Employer will be awarded to the business that provides an excellent working environment including comprehensive training, strong staff motivation and benefits alongside a meaningful career path and development structure for employees.

Publican Awards 2022 finalists in Best Pub Brand/Concept

Publican Awards 2022

Meet the finalists: Best Pub Brand/Concept

By The Morning Advertiser

The award for Best Pub Brand/Concept will be presented to the firm that demonstrates business success, clear strategies and a strong focus on marketing the brand via all channels.

Publican Awards 2022 finalists in Best New Site

Publican Awards 2022

Meet the finalists – Best New Site sponsored by Heineken UK

By The Morning Advertiser

The 2022 Best New Site award will be presented to the business that has opened in the past 24 months, has been trading for a minimum of six months and have demonstrated how effectively trade has been built at the site.

Publican Awards 2022 finalists in Best Food Offer

Publican Awards 2022

Meet the finalists: Best Food Offer sponsored by Guinness

By The Morning Advertiser

This year's Best Food Offer winner at the 2022 Publican Awards will be awarded to the company that delivers a successful food offer across their estate, with food a key part of the firm's total sales.

Helping hand: Pubs and brewers provide support for Ukraine (Getty/ Douglas Rissing)

Pubs and brewers rally in support for Ukraine

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Businesses in the brewing and pub industry are responding to the ongoing war in Ukraine with donations, fundraising appeals and offers of employment and accommodation.

Tackling staffing issues: sector business need to magnify ‘brand hospitality’ says Stint

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Are you being served?

By Harry Lang, chief marketing officer at Stint

How the UK hospitality industry can use its own strengths to mitigate the staffing crisis.

Improving staff recruitment and retention: 79% of operators increase pay rates and 91% expect to hire more staff in 2022 (Credit: Getty/SolStock)

79% of operators increase pay to improve recruitment crisis

By Rebecca Weller

Almost four out of five (79%) of operators have increased pay rates for staff to improve recruitment and retention, with 91% expecting to hire more staff in 2022, the latest UKHospitality (UKH) and CGA Future Shock Report has revealed.

Giving back: GBPA Best Community Pub finalists donate the money to local causes

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GBPA Best Community finalists spend donation

By The Morning Advertiser

Following being named finalists at last year’s Great British Pub Awards in the Best Community Pub category, we’ve revealed how a number of the pubs spent funding provided to them to support local causes.

Make it happen: get your site in the inaugural Green Pub Guide

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Don’t miss your chance to feature in the first ever Green Pub Guide

By Heineken UK

Sustainability continues to be front of mind, and with four out of five* UK consumers changing their purchasing preferences based on the environmental impact, it’s vital for pubs to put sustainability at the heart of their operations.

How is the Pedalling for Pubs challenge going?

PEDALLING FOR PUBS

Pedalling For Pubs Live(ish): Day four

By Chris Lowe

A team of intrepid riders from across the pub sector are going from Dead to Red, cycling over 335kms across Jordan in aid of two great causes, Only a Pavement Away and the Licensed Trade Charity. We'll be charting their progress here, day by day...

Welcome boost: BBPA predicts 24.5m pints to be sold in pubs during Six Nations matches for the weekend of 11 March 2022 (Credit: Getty/The Good Brigade)

BBPA predicts 24.5m pints to be sold during Six Nations matches

By Rebecca Weller

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has estimated 24.5m pints could be sold in UK pubs during the Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship this weekend (Friday 11 and Saturday 12 March 2022), according to the BBPA’s beer sales volume survey alongside...

Build your own team: flexing the apprenticeship model can benefit both the employer and employee says Jill Whittaker

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How flexible apprenticeships could benefit your pub

By Jill Whittaker, managing director at HIT Training

As National Careers Week draws to a close, here is how using apprenticeships to attract and then retain talent in the pub sector is well worth the effort.

International Women's Day 2022: #BreaktheBias

International Women's Day 2022 - sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Breaking the bias in the drinks industry for International Women's Day

By The Morning Advertiser

To celebrate International Women's Day 2022 on Tuesday 8 March, the Morning Advertiser spoke to some of the leading women in the drinks industry to discover how the sector can #BreaktheBias.

International Women's Day: we asked many women across the sector their thoughts on equality in the trade

International Women's Day 2022 - sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Women leading the on-trade

By The Morning Advertiser

The Morning Advertiser has collated advice and life stories from some of the key voices in the sector, in celebration of this year's International Women's Day.

Inspirational: the women leading operations in the pub sector

International Women's Day 2022 - sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

The talented women operating hospitality sites

By The Morning Advertiser

Female talent is flourishing when it comes to operators of hospitality businesses. Here are some of the best in the sector with their thoughts on the importance of women’s contributions and how they would like to see further progression to celebrate International...

Comment piece: Jackie Moody-McNamara tackles the question of how can the industry enable women to reach senior levels

International Women's Day 2022 - sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

What does the sector need to do to enable women to reach senior level?

By Jackie Moody-McNamara

When asked by The Morning Advertiser to write an opinion piece about “what does the sector need to do to enable women to reach senior level?” for International Women’s Day my initial response was deflation, are we still chasing the answer to this old...

BBPA launches showcase to celebrate International Women's Day: showcase will illustrate the vast roles women play throughout the entire pub and brewing industry (Credit: Getty/The Good Brigade)

International Women's Day 2022 - sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro

BBPA launches showcase to celebrate International Women's Day

By Rebecca Weller

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has announced the launch of its showcase of the women working across the sector to celebrate International Women’s Day (Tuesday 8 March), with the aim of recruiting more women to the sector.

Showing support: UKH is helping the Government provide aid for those in Ukraine (Getty/ Paper Boat London)

UKHospitality offers Ukraine crisis support

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

UKHospitality (UKH) is working alongside the Government to offer aid and support to those affected by the crisis in Ukraine, as conflict reaches its 12th day.

Get your team ready: This year's World's Biggest Pub Quiz set for highest levels of pub participation

More than 500 pubs register for World’s Biggest Pub Quiz

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

More than 500 pubs have signed up to the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz, running from 9 to 15 May, with organiser PubAid confident this year’s event would hit an all-time high in pub participation, and money raised for charity.

Small changes: paying attention to data can have a big impact on your bottom line (Credit: Getty/millann)

The importance of yield to your bottom line

By Rebecca Weller

‘Yield’ is often one of the pieces of data which is not understood but can have a big impact on pubs’ bottom lines, according to Venners operations manager Andrea McCarthy.

Helping out: UK operators support Ukrainian people through collecting donations, and fundraiser events

UK pubs offer help to war-torn Ukraine

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs and bars across the country have acted in support of Ukraine as the country continues to resist a military invasion from Russia.

Win at a canter: Alex Hammond recommends screening horse racing to increase footfall at pubs (Credit: Getty)

Get your nose out in front with horse racing

By Gary Lloyd

Football, rugby and cricket have proven great draws for pub operators in increasing footfall at their sites but Sky Sports Racing host Alex Hammond says horse racing appeals to a multitude of age groups too.

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