Technological advances: Zonal's Glenn Tait highlights how AI can influence and aid businesses in the hospitality sector


AI’s role in hospitality

By Nikkie Thatcher

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to be the next piece of technology to help operators grow their businesses, one expert has revealed.

Scene setting: (l-r) The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington quizzed Newcastle business bosses Malhotra Group chief operating office Atul Malhotra, NE1 chief executive Stephen Patterson, Vaulkhard Group director Ollie Vaulkhard


What operating in Newcastle is really like

By Nikkie Thatcher

Delegates at The Morning Advertiser’s MA Leaders Club heard from top operators on what Newcastle is like to operate in and how businesses are battling ongoing challenges.

MA Leaders Newcastle: the conference is underway as operators and experts share what it is like to trade in the city

MA Leaders Newcastle happening today

By Rebecca Weller

The MA Leaders Club meeting in Newcastle is underway with operators and experts revealing what it’s like to trade in the city alongside where the opportunities and challenges are.

City certainty: Newcastle has a rich cultural history (image: Getty/ChrisHepburn)


What is Newcastle like to run pubs in?

By Nikkie Thatcher

With the next MA Leaders Club event set to hit the streets of Newcastle in under a month (Thursday 18 May), The Morning Advertiser has taken a look at the area in more detail and what it is like to trade in.


Inn Collection Group relocates HQ

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Northern pubco the Inn Collection Group has relocated its head office to larger premises in Newcastle to accommodate ongoing growth across its operations.

Immersive arcade bar experiences: NQ64 opens ninth site in Newcastle (Pictured: NQ64 Edinburgh)

NQ64 launches ninth site in Newcastle

By Rebecca Weller

NQ64 has launched its immersive arcade bar experiences with nightlife vibes and retro games in Newcastle, the operators first site in the Northeast.

Bringing the Big Apple to Newcastle: Arc Inspirations to open Manahatta bar in Newcastle

Arc to open Manahatta site in Newcastle

By Rebecca Weller

Bar operator Arc Inspirations is set to expand its portfolio with its biggest ever development, having secured approval to launch a £2.5m Manahatta bar in Newcastle.

Inside the Botanist, Newcastle

My Pub: The Botanist, Newcastle

By Georgina Townshend

New World Trading Company’s Newcastle Botanist site is a prime example of a bar that encourages innovation, creativity and well-trained staff. General manager Andrew Shiel-Redfern explains what it takes to run a site that ticks all the boxes.

MA300: what we learnt

MA300: what we learnt

By Emily Sutherland

Opportunities in the north-eastKicking things off, Punch development director David Wigham outlined the trends driving the north-east and the potential it offers for multiple site operators.

Newcastle has a population of 280,000 people and 42,000 students

Newcastle’s pub scene has ‘transformed’ – MA300 to discover

By Nicholas Robinson

Newcastle’s pub and bar sector has switched from venues offering cheap and plentiful drink, to one filled with “quirky” and “stylish” pubs serving great food and upmarket drinks, commentators have said ahead of the latest MA300 event.

Talk of the Toon in Quayside


Talk of the Toon in Quayside

By Roger Protz

Roger Protz is delighted to discover Newcastle’s thriving food and drink hub in the formerly derelict docklands area.

A late-night levy will be charged on pubs in Newcastle from 1 November

Why a late-night levy is wrong for Newcastle

By Tony Brookes

Tony Brookes, managing director of multiple operator The Head of Steam, takes aim at Newcastle council's decision to introduce a late-night levy on pubs and bars in the city.

Late-night levy Newcastle

Trade condemns Newcastle's late-night levy approval

By Ellie Bothwell

Newcastle City Council’s decision to introduce a late-night levy has provoked fears that it will give other councils the green light and force small operators out of business.

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