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Double win: sport will help increase footfall and licensees can win prizes too (credit: Getty/The Good Brigade)

Sporting days out for licensees up for grabs

By Gary Lloyd

Licensees who have a Sky Sports subscription are in with a chance of driving a Formula 1 car or watching a day of Ashes cricket and will be able to drive footfall with increased summer sporting content.

Glittering event: the 2023 Publican Awards took place at Evolution London


Publican party pics: were you spotted?

By Nikkie Thatcher

Operators from across the nation gathered in Evolution London this week (Wednesday 29 March) to celebrate the 2023 Publican Awards.

Celebrating the sector: Attendees took to social media to share the best moments


Publican Awards 2023: social media highlights

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The hospitality sector came together to celebrate the UK's best pub & bar groups at The Publican Awards at a stand-out ceremony in Battersea, south London yesterday (Wednesday 29 March).

Accommodation info: research surveyed both consumers and operators on the pubs with rooms market (image: Getty/structuresxx)

60% of consumers prefer staying in a pub to anywhere else

By Nikkie Thatcher

Six in 10 consumers who have stayed in a pub in the past two years would prefer to stay overnight in the on-trade rather than other types of accommodation for the same spend and location, new research has revealed.

Prestigious ceremony: the Publican Awards have now been running for more than 30 years


2023 Publican Awards happening tonight

By Nikkie Thatcher

This year’s Publican Awards is taking place tonight (Wednesday 29 March) at Evolution London in Battersea.

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.

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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.

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