Nick Bish

ALMR ops awards: Virge Balthazard wins area manager of the year

ALMR announces ops award winners

By Gurjit Degun

Virge Balthazard of McMullen & Sons has been named area manager of the year in the Operations Managers Awards 2011, held by the Association of Licensed Multiple Operators (ALMR).

Thrive on Five: Join the campaign

ALMR backs VAT cut

By Ewan Turney

A powerful trade body has voiced its support for the campaign to cut VAT for the hospitality sector to 5%. The Association of Licensed Multiple...

Bish: some progress made

Pubco codes need 'forensic' examination

By Lesley Foottit at Westminster

Pub companies have made progress on creating a fairer deal but new codes of practice need to undergo "a forensic examination".

Staff not handing over free water could be jailed

Alcohol code fines 'absolutely ludicrous'

By Ewan Turney

Sending someone to jail for six months for failing to hand over a free glass of tap water in a pub is "absolutely ludicrous", say trade leaders.

Bish: consequences of failure too awful to contemplate

ALMR boss 'hopeful' over mediation

By Ewan Turney

The alternatives to the landmark mediation process failing are "too awful to contemplate", one trade leader has warned as the final round of meetings get underway. ALMR boss Nick Bish is hopeful an agreement can be reached.

Nick Bish

Nick Bish

By The PMA Team

Nick Bish chief executive, Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers Paul Smith executive director, Noctis Mark Hastings communications director,...

Last man standing?

Last man standing?

By Matt Eley Matt

There is a definite sense of a changing of the guard at the industry's trade groups. Rob Hayward's departure from the British Beer & Pub...

Bish: changes must be made

'Pubco model not working well'

By Ewan Turney

The pubco model is not working well, especially in the current economic climate, and the beer tie should be phased out, MPs were told by ALMR boss Nick Bish.

19 Rob Hayward chief executive, British Beer & Pub Association (19) Mark Hastings director, British Beer & Pub Association (19) Nick Bish chief executive, Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (19) Paul Smith chief executive, Noctis (27) Jo

19 Rob Hayward chief executive, British Beer & Pub Association (19) Mark Hastings director, British Beer & Pub Association (19) Nick Bish chief executive, Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (19) Paul Smith chief executive, Noctis (27) Jo

Why they are on the list: These five individuals are the sector's key spokespeople. Hayward and Bish head up two of the industry's best-known trade...

MyShout

MyShout

It's about time the industry recognised the vital role played by multiple retailers, says Nick Bish When I opened last week's MA I was both delighted...

Get behind ALMR awards, says Andrew Pring

Get behind ALMR awards, says Andrew Pring

By Andrew Pring

It's 10 years since the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) began running its Operations Manager of the Year awards, now one of the key industry standards-raising initiatives.

Pub group 'disappointed' by Budget

Pub group 'disappointed' by Budget

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers said it was diappointed by Gordon Brown's Budget. ALMR chief executive Nick Bish pointed out that the...

Last call for ALMR awards nominations

Last call for ALMR awards nominations

Pub companies have just over a week left to nominate their best Business Development Managers and Area Managers in the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailer's (ALMR) Operations Managers Awards 2007.

Cheers

Cheers

Called to the JDW bar Judges are often accused of being out of touch with ordinary people. But Snifter wouldn't say that about the judge he met while...

Nick Bish

Nick Bish

chief executive, Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (15) Nick Bish has been at the forefront of the smoking debate once again this year as...