The seminars are designed to help prepare licensees for the introduction of the pubs at the end of May


Pubs code: Trade bodies band together to offer support to licensees

By Emily Sutherland

Leading trade bodies the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and the Federation of Licensed Victuallers Association (FLVA) have come together to offer licensees support and guidance on the statutory...

How to get good staff - and keep them


How to get good staff - and keep them

By Chelsea Hankin

It’s no secret that the pub and bar sector has an issue with staff retention.  While staff turnover is falling, a reduction of 10% since 2008 according to the ALMR, the industry is still struggling to retain staff.

Cost of running a pub increases

Cost of running the average pub increases

By Mark Wingett

Like-for-like sales climbed 5.8% across the UK’s pub sector in the year to October 2012, with community locals and food led outlets outperforming the market, according to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailer’s (ALMR) latest Benchmarking Survey...

ALMR's Kate Nicholls:

ALMR announces Late Night Awards winners

By Ellie Bothwell

Be At One, Beds and Bars and Novus Leisure were among the winners at the first Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) Late Night Awards.

New ALMR CEO David McHattie

ALMR appoints new chief executive

By John Harrington

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has appointed a new chief executive – David McHattie, a former operations director at Fuller’s and The Restaurant Group, and operations manager at Mitchells & Butlers.

Davies: offer to match first year's ALMR membership with training

Four more join ALMR

Liverpool-based pub and bar operators Central Bars, Baa Bar, Pax Leisure and Ice Bars are the latest to join the Association for Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).

Bish: ALMR in a strong position

ALMR boosted by membership rise

By John Harrington, M&C Report

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) turned around a pre-tax loss of £11,918 in 2009 to record a £6,494 surplus last year.

DJs and discos: Specially Featured Entertainment events

Anger at PPL royalty fee hike

By MA Reporters

Senior industry figures have called plans to increase music royalty fees by up to 4,000% as "devastating" and "unsustainable". PPL, the...

Sykes: now is the time to act

Trade mobilises against licensing reform

By John Harrington

The ALMR has announced a £30,000 fighting fund for stage one of a campaign to scupper the "unprecedented threat" of licensing reform.

Red tape: hampering pubs

ALMR: free pubs from red tape

By Ewan Turney

Pubs must be free from Government regulation and red tape to operate responsibly and profitably. That's the key message from the Association of...