To steal Booker’s guide title, it’s ‘all about food’ in the pub market. More of the big operators are increasingly putting their focus on how to help their licensees install a food offer or improve existing ones for greater profit.
Two representatives of the Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) will be guests at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Lunch at Westminster Hall on Tuesday 5 June, courtesy of the Worshipful Company of Innholders (WCI).
By the time you read this the shenanigans at a certain recent awards ceremony will probably be a dim and distant memory, and I won’t go into repetitive detail here, but it did lead me to question the value of awards and rewards.
Best Bar None, the pub and club accreditation scheme, has announced the appointment of Philip Kolvin QC as its new chairman following the resignation of Lord Redesdale, who has served in the role since 2007.
Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (BISC) chairman Adrian Bailey has said he will “reserve judgement” on the decision to elect Rodger Vickers as panel chairman of Pub Independent Conciliation Advisory Service (PICAS).
A pub in Hayes, Middlesex, was at the centre of the British Pub Week celebrations as Enterprise chief operating officer Simon Townsend and BII chief executive Neil Robertson popped in to do a shift behind the bar.
Will Clayton, the entrepreneur behind Gresham Inns and Leicester Square wine bar, the Cork & Bottle, claims that many businesses are spending a disproportionate amount of time looking to increase sales, when they are running a business where costs...