Student hero: Doncaster doorman saves customer through CPR (Getty/ Robert Daly)

Pub customer 'saved' by student doorman's CPR

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A doorman who administered CPR to a pub customer who collapsed and lost consciousness has been praised for his lifesaving skills at Biscuit Billy’s bar in Doncaster.

Vulnerable to crime: what measures can you put in place to ensure the safety of your closed site?


How to deter crime at your closed site

By Alice Leader

It’s a daunting prospect to work out how you can reinforce your security defences during an already uncertain and vulnerable time.

Security measures: pubs are advised to reinforce their security defences as thieves target closed sites during lockdown


Thieves target closed pubs for alcohol and cash

By Alice Leader

Closed pubs, restaurants and shops have become “easy pickings” for thieves during the coronavirus lockdown and operators are warned to reinforce their defences.

Safety: How can you keep your staff and customers secure?

Security in pubs: my camera never lies

By Fred A'Court

Safety issues are not only vital in keeping your customers out of harm’s way, they must be controlled so you retain your licence and stay out of legal trouble. Here, we look at how CCTV is crucial in general, and also at countering drugs and terrorism...

Tis' the season: How pubs should make sure they are safe at Christmas time

Advice on keeping pubs safe during the festive period

By Emma Eversham

Christmas may traditionally be the time for goodwill, but combine a busy time of year with a rising number of threats to public safety and opportunist crime and you have the potential for problems.

New chair of SIA takes up role

New chair of SIA takes up role

By Michelle Perrett

Elizabeth France has started her new role as the chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Northumbria Security Industry Authority training

Northumbria door staff training rolled out across UK

By Ellie Bothwell

A Northumbria training scheme for door staff is being rolled out across the UK after helping locals get home safely, the county’s police and crime commissioner Vera Baird has announced.

The Big Interview: Bill Butler, Security Industry Authority

The Big Interview: Bill Butler, Security Industry Authority

By Adam Pescod

It is easy to have respect for somebody who has faced Lord Justice Leveson and come out the other side with their reputation intact. However, it is something else entirely to be called to the Leveson Inquiry with less than a week’s notice, only to find...

Pub Thugs: could be made to pay for damage

Pubs could pursue claims against yobs

By John Harrington

Licensees are being offered a way to claim money from troublemakers who damage their property or attack their staff, under a scheme being led by...

Punch: speculation over tenanted pubs

Punch seeks flexibility on debt

By The PMA Team

Punch Taverns has fired a warning shot to bondholders that it may hand back the keys to 5,000-plus leased pubs, unless they offer flexibility on debt...

Chase: looking at SIA replacement options

The SIA: to be or not to be

By Paul Chase

What may replace the SIA if it is axed? Paul Chase discusses the options including a licence granted locally that enables the holder to work nationally.

Police cuts could impact on the pub trade

Police cuts raise pubs' safety fears

By Ewan Turney

Town-centre pubs could be forced to take on extra responsibility for their customers' security, due to police budget cuts.

SIA licence: holders must undertake new training qualification

New doorstaff qualification in today

By Ewan Turney

All new doorstaff will receive extra training and practical assessments on how to safely restrain rowdy drinkers from today. The updated training...

Coulson: assess risks outside your premises

Do not take the risk

By Peter Coulson

There is always a tendency within the licensed trade to consider that you are responsible only for what goes on inside your premises, not outside, says Peter Coulson.

Marston's: focusing on new build pubs

Mixed views on Marston's rights

By The PMA Team

A leading sector analyst has described Marston's plans to invest in new-build pubs as impressive, but said the regional brewer would be better served...

SIA: licences door staff

Butler joins SIA

By Tony Halstead

Doorstaff regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has appointed Bill Butler as its new chief executive.

ePub: Card security

ePub: Card security

Believe it or not, the UK's first Chip & PIN transaction was made way back in May 2003. Now, more than four years later, some 900,000 tills, 98...



Capital Pub Company (CPC), the EIS-backed London group, has delayed its planned public listing, according to MA's sister publication M&C Report....

Opening doors

Opening doors

All too often door supervisors are labelled as stereotypical burly bouncers dominating a male-oriented profession. Yet the days when the industry was...