Pub Skills: how pubs can add to bottom line with staff engagement

Video: Pub Skill's speakers discuss challenges for pub employers

By Georgina Townshend

What are the biggest challenges for pub employers, and how can they be overcome? These were among questions addressed by industry experts as part of The Morning Advertiser's Pub Skills event on how employee engagement can add to the bottom line.

James Watt releases Business for Punks

BrewDog: drinkers deserve to know where their beer is coming from

By Emily Sutherland

BrewDog co-founder Jamer Watt has argued that beer drinkers deserve to know where their beer comes from in the wake of several scandals where prominent craft beers were outed as not being brewed in the places suggested by their branding.

Research highlights skilled chef shortage

Research highlights skilled chef shortage

By Ruth Williams, M&C Report

New research by VisitEngland has highlighted the lack of skilled chefs in the country and urged young people to consider a culinary career.

ABV Training e-learning licensed trade courses

Abv Training rolls out sector e-learning courses

By John Harrington

Abv Training, one of the UK’s leading training companies, has rolled out a range of 28 e-learning courses designed for professionals in the licensed and hospitality trades who do not have the time to attend tutor-led programmes.

5 of the BEST pub anecdotes

VIDEO: 5 of the best pub anecdotes

By Jessica Mason

From the universal sign for paying the bill to the acceptable way to share a bag of crisps. These videos outline the very best in British pub etiquette.

The cost of being a door supervisor

The cost of being a door supervisor

In February 2010, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) decided to review the content of the syllabus for the qualification of SIA door personnel.

Booker trains colleagues in butchery

Booker trains colleagues in butchery

By Lesley Foottit

Food and drink wholesaler Booker has trained 31 colleagues to start a career in butchery, having recognised a shortage in the industry.

Milestone chef: cooking

Milestone brings back pub cookery classes

By Lesley Foottit

Sheffield gastropub the Milestone is bringing back its cookery school due to demand. The sessions will be held at Blood, Sweat and Beers' new...

CPL: launches internet training

CPL launches E-Learning courses

By Lesley Foottit

Training provider CPL has launched a new series of E-Learning courses at a "fraction of the cost" of face-to-face training.

Staff: will be key to revival, says People 1st

Pub industry sheds 20% of jobs in a year

By Ewan Turney

The pub and club industry lost 64,100 jobs over the last year — almost 20% of the workforce — as the economic troubles hit, according to a new...

Interpub: MBE for Franca Knowles

Interpub director receives MBE

By Ewan Turney

Interpub human resources director Franca Knowles has been awarded an honorary MBE for services to hospitality training. Knowles was born in Holland...

Pubs offer plenty of on-the-job training

FSB: on-the-job training must be recognised

By Ewan Turney

Small businesses, such as pubs, which offer on-the-job training must be recognised with official accreditation, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Fuller's: new training centre for staff

Fuller's opens new training centre

By Ewan Turney

London brewer and operator Fuller's has opened a new training centre. The new Centre of Excellence includes a full working cellar and bar as well as...

Marston's wants Pedigree BDMs

Marston's wants Pedigree BDMs

By Joe Lutrario

Marston's Pub Company has launched a training programme for its business development mangers and other senior operational staff

Investing in skills

Investing in skills

Managed-house operators are nurturing talented staff to make sure they keep their best people. Graham Ridout finds out more The trend towards a more...

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Pub group opens training centre

The Spirit Group, Punch Taverns' managed arm, has opened a new centre to train future managers. Following an investment of £60,000, the learning and...

Craft talk

Craft talk

Is there really a skills crisis looming? Mathew Shropshall Craft Guild of Chefs member and chef-patron at the Royal Oak in Kings Bromley, Staffordshire, doesn't think so.