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'Seed' music scene could boost sector by £2.4bn

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A report published today (29 November) reveals the ‘seed’ music scene, gigging in the hospitality sector, could be the catalyst for a multi-billion-pound boost to venues and artists.

Deadline extension: operators now have until Friday 1 December to enter the Publican Awards

Extra time to enter 2024 Publican Awards

By Nikkie Thatcher

The entry deadline for next year’s Publican Awards has been extended, meaning operators have an additional week to be in with a chance of being named the best of the best.

Live Your Life award: HIT Training's Jill Whittaker with Keith Knowles (left) and Steve Alton (right)

Training excellence recognised at BII’s NITAs

By Gary Lloyd

Pubcos and individuals were honoured for their excellence in people development at the British Institute of Innkeeping’s (BII) National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs).

Valued gift: Black Friday is deemed a great time to sell gift cards (credit: Getty/kelvinjay)

POLL

VOTE NOW: do you sell gift cards at your pub?

By Rebecca Weller

Hospitality gift cards could help “boost sales” during the quiet post-Christmas period, do you sell them at your pub? Have your say now in our snap poll.

Nearby pints: Zoopla and Useyourlocal have joined forces (Credit: Getty/Rossella De Berti)

Home-hunters can now pick property based on proximity to pub

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Useyourlocal, the UK’s largest online audience of people looking to go to the pub, has joined forces with property website Zoopla to help home-hunters pick a new property based on the proximity to their local pub.

Community pubs 10,000 pound boost from Coke

Community hero gets £10,000 boost

By Ed Bedington

Community events at an award winning pub have been given a £10,000 boost from Coca-Cola, following its success at the Great British Pub Awards.

Heineken teams up with Marmalade Trust to tackle loneliness

£90,000 raised to help tackle loneliness

By Ed Bedington

A charity to help solve the challenges of loneliness has been given a £90,000 boost thanks to a glittering gala ball hosted by Heineken UK.

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Going to the dogs...

By Ed Bedington

With dog ownership booming, the Lock In team get to grips with how pubs can best embrace man's best friend and create the paw-fect (sorry) doggy offer.

Community payback: Stroud Brewery boss Greg Pilley says local sourcing for staff and suppliers has reciprocal result

OPINION

Can't afford to save the planet?

By Greg Pilley, managing director, Stroud Brewery

How often do you find yourself having to balance your values against cost?

Speaking out: Pubs are putting on events to raise money for people in Gaza

Pubs fundraise for Palestine

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Pubs are putting on events to raise money for Palestinians in the Gaza strip, as Israel continues its assault on the area.

Sobering view: non-alcoholic occasions should be seen as an opportunity says Hari Fell

OPINION

Sober October deniers’ pubs will struggle to survive

By Hari Fell, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel, Clearwell, Gloucestershire, and founder of NoLo Cocktails

As a hotelier of 20 years and having given up alcohol more than four years ago, I read Gav Young’s opinion piece ‘A Pub is for life not for 10 months of the year’ with dismay.

Listen up: Late-night sector rallies to protect hearing health (Credit: Getty/ XiXinXing)

NTIA campaign champions hearing health

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is aiming to publish free training for nightclubs on hearing health as part of the ‘Listen for Life’ campaign launched last week.

Staffing fears: industry workers may be thinking about a different career but job satisfaction levels have risen (credit: Getty/Charday Penn)

Career change considered by 42% of industry staff

By Gary Lloyd

More than two in five workers in the hospitality sector are considering a career outside the industry despite job satisfaction levels increasing ‘significantly’ during the past 12 months.

Significant challenge: sector vacancies up by 12,000 (Credit: Getty/Alvarez)

Sector vacancies see ‘surprise increase’

By Rebecca Weller

A “surprise increase” in vacancies across the sector demonstrates the “significant challenge” staff shortages still pose for hospitality firms, trade body UKHospitality (UKH) has said.

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Publican Awards 2024 open for entry

By Ed Bedington

The hunt is on for the best operators in the hospitality sector as the industry’s leading awards gets underway for 2024.

Operator opinion: Gav Young of the Plough and Barleycorn in the Isle of Wight has his say on Sober October

OPINION

'A pub is for life, not for 10 months of the year'

By Gav Young, the Plough and Barleycorn, Isle of Wight

As if ‘Dry January’ wasn’t enough, the geniuses at Macmillan have joined in with Sober October. I guess when your CEO earns in excess of £190,000, originality is too much to ask!

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Over 4,000 venues start net zero journey

By Nikkie Thatcher

Some 375 hospitality companies, spanning 4,738 sites have signed up to UKHospitality (UKH)’s carbon calculator, which was launched in partnership with the trade body, Zero Carbon Forum and Sky Zero.

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