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Group details: we’ve delved into each of the category finalists


Meet the finalists: Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (up to 500 sites)

By The Morning Advertiser

The tenanted and leased sector continues to evolve and the family brewers are not resting on their laurels. Three strong finalists in this category represent the best in the business and are delivering real innovation and powering their partners to succeed.

Operations overview: the shortlist in this category have highlighted their keys to success


Meet the finalists: Best Pub Operations Team

By The Morning Advertiser

The award for Best Pub Operations Team will be presented to the team that demonstrates its effectiveness in innovation, leadership and business success best.

Irish eyes: St Patrick's Day, Cheltenham races and Six Nations rugby victories helped the on-trade last week (credit: Getty/wundervisuals)

St Patrick’s Day trumps final Six Nations weekend

By Gary Lloyd

A bumper week saw pubs take advantage of Cheltenham races, St Patrick’s Day, the Six Nations rugby tournament and Mother’s Day with the Irish patron day running out a clear winner.

Food finalists: the trio of companies in this category showcased how important their food offer is to their business


Meet the finalists: Best Food Offer

By The Morning Advertiser

Judges for the Best Food Offer category were looking for the finalists to demonstrate food as a key part of the business’s total sales.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast 57

The Lock In podcast

How to run a pub quiz

By Ed Bedington

The Lock In team tackle the topic of pub quizzes, much to the delight of Heath - the do's and don'ts of running a great quiz!

You have been served: England suffered a record loss but fans kept the on-trade going (credit: Getty/Ridofranz)

Sales up by 25% for latest Six Nations fixtures

By Gary Lloyd

England may have suffered their heaviest loss at Twickenham in the Six Nations tournament at the weekend but the UK on-trade was left cheering as sales grew by 25% versus an average weekend.

Recruitment and retention: Anthony Hughes lays out a number of ways in which the industry can be an attractive place to work


Making hospitality a viable career choice

By Anthony Hughes, director, Lincoln Green Brewing Company

Lincoln Green Brewing Company's Anthony Hughes outlines his thoughts on how the sector can offer a viable career path.

Rising bills: the cost of wages continues to increase (image: Getty/MarioGuti)

Business leaders push wages up more than 10%

By Nikkie Thatcher

Rising wage bills are putting added pressure on the nation’s top managed hospitality firms despite labour shortages beginning to ease, new research has revealed.

International Women's Day 2023: #EmbraceEquity


How firms are marking International Women's Day

By Rebecca Weller

The Morning Advertiser has put together a round-up of how businesses across the sector are celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) 2023.

Opinion offered: Jackie Moody-McNamara outlines how the sector can #EmbraceEquity


Why the hospitality sector must #EmbraceEquity

By Jackie Moody-McNamara

Jackie Moody-McNamara is a mentor as well as a critical friend, strengths coach and growth facilitator to numerous boards, specialising in strategy, leadership and accelerating the career progression of talented women, who has looked at how the industry...

Staff training and community awareness key to boosting sustainability ambitions

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Sustainability: engaging with staff and your local community

By Charlie Fryday, Heineken UK on-trade category and commercial strategy director

Charlie Fryday, Heineken UK on-trade category and commercial strategy director, discusses the important role staff and the local community play in the success of your outlet’s sustainability ambitions and how it can help boost sales.

Cheer we go: the Six Nations once again provided greater footfall and sales for pubs (credit: Getty/Drazen Zigic)

Thirstiest rugby fans are in Scotland

By Gary Lloyd

Pubs in Scotland proved to be the thirstiest during the Six Nations third matchday as the average site sold an extra 199 pints, according to insights expert Oxford Partnership.

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.

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