Social Responsibility

Big Hug and Greene King release charity beer

The Cask Project

Big Hug teams up with GK for charity drive

By Gary Lloyd

Socially conscious beer brand Big Hug has teamed up with brewer and pub operator Greene King (GK) to launch a collaborative version of its Pave The Way (4.6%) pale ale for GK’s seasonal cask calendar.

Amendments to DRS: pubs will not have to also be a return point for recycling under new rule changes (credit: Getty/cagkansayin)

Pubs to benefit from amendments to DRS

By Gary Lloyd

Changes to the proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in Scotland that are set to benefit pubs and craft drinks producers have been welcomed by the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA).

Call to step in: BBPA CEO Emma McClarkin says energy suppliers are being allowed to profiteer

BBPA: Ofgem is acting too slowly to save UK businesses

By Gary Lloyd

Energy regulator Ofgem is moving at “glacial pace” when it comes to disciplining suppliers and putting hundreds of thousands of businesses on the verge of collapse, according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

Fundraising event: British Institute of Innkeeping chief executive Steve Alton is leading the UK edition of the charity cycle ride

50 sector leaders taking part in Pedalling 2 Pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

Organisers of the Pedalling for Pubs charity bike ride have launched a UK edition to get more fundraisers involved and raise more money for the sector’s good causes.

Community focus: director of Admiral Taverns’ Proper Pubs division Mark Brooke


FEATURE: Communities reliant on last bastion

By Gary Lloyd

Pubs are the “last hub standing” in UK communities, says director of Proper Pubs Mark Brooke, and it is vital they are allowed to continue doing what they do.

Green credentials: M&B's approach to sustainability impressed the judges


Best Sustainable Pub Company winner, sponsored by Sky: Mitchells & Butlers

By The Morning Advertiser

With great scale comes great responsibility and as the UK’s second largest pub operator, with 1,660 sites, Mitchells & Butlers’ (M&B) size is both its biggest strength and greatest challenge when it comes to reducing its impact on the planet.

Free speech fears: Staff could sue bosses under new bill (Getty/ SeventyFour)

Concerns raised about Protection Bill

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Staff could sue employers if customers offended them under the proposed Workers Protection Bill, but trade bodies are concerned about its delivery.

Rally call: Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I has launched a video to accompany the #ItStopsWithMe campaign


BBG launches campaign to end harassment in on-trade

By The Morning Advertiser

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I (BBG) has called for unity in the hospitality industry in taking a stand against harassment and discrimination with its ‘It Stops With Me’ campaign.

The importance of access: People with disabilities have their say (Getty/ Henrik Sorensen)

Pubs & bars ‘averagely’ accessible

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Most respondents to the UK’s largest disability access survey felt pubs and bars were ‘averagely’ accessible for people with disabilities.

No laughing matter: NTIA welcomes ban of nitrous oxide (Getty/ Peter Dazeley)

Trade body welcomes nitrous oxide ban

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has welcomed the Government’s ban of nitrous oxide gas, after the drug had put “immense pressure” on the late-night sector.

Initiative change: the current Energy Bill Relief Scheme is set to end on 31 March and will be replaced by the energy Bill Discount Scheme (image: Getty/bernie_photo)

7 days until ‘energy tipping point’ for pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

The closure of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) for firms has the potential to mean companies are forced to close, downsize or restructure, a business organisation has warned.

Plenty of irons in the fire: Jean-David Thumelaire of Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I


FEATURE: Customers are demanding super premium beers

By Gary Lloyd

Pubs are seeing a significant switch of customers turning to high-end drinks and increasing spend per serve, according to Budweiser Brewing Group (BBG UK&I) on-trade director Jean-David Thumelaire.

Event day: SIBA’s new report will be officially launched at Beer X in Liverpool

Local breweries key to thriving communities

By Gary Lloyd

Communities are given a positive boost if a local independent brewery is operated well say 80% of people, according to a new report published today (Thursday 16 March).

International Women's Day: we asked dozens of women from the hospitality trade for their opinions on the sector


Women leading the way in the on-trade

By The Morning Advertiser

To celebrate International Women's Day, The Morning Advertiser has spoken with women from across the sector to garner advice and find out how the industry can help #EmbraceEquity.

International Women's Day 2023: How can the pub sector #EmbraceEquity?


Female chefs celebrated for International Women's Day

By The Morning Advertiser

To celebrate International Women's Day on Wednesday 8 March, The Morning Advertiser spoke to some of the leading women in the food sector to discover how the industry can #EmbraceEquity.

Celebrating success: we spoke with operators about their experiences for International Women's Day


The talented women operating hospitality venues

By The Morning Advertiser

A number of leading female operators in the sector have had their say on how the industry can #EmbraceEquity this International Women's Day.

Women of the brewing and spirits industry on IWD


Women of the beer brewing and spirits industries shine on IWD

By The Morning Advertiser

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 on Wednesday 8 March, The Morning Advertiser spoke to some of the leading women in the beer and spirits sector to discover how the industry can #EmbraceEquity.

Celebrating success: Greene King shares stories of pioneering female staff (Getty/ andresr)

International Women's Day 2023

Greene King celebrates female staff

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Suffolk-based operator Greene King is celebrating success stories of women across its business for International Women’s Day 2023.

Staff training and community awareness key to boosting sustainability ambitions

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Sustainability: engaging with staff and your local community

By Charlie Fryday, Heineken UK on-trade category and commercial strategy director

Charlie Fryday, Heineken UK on-trade category and commercial strategy director, discusses the important role staff and the local community play in the success of your outlet’s sustainability ambitions and how it can help boost sales.

Time needed to answer concerns: Scottish Licensed Trade Association managing director Colin Wilkinson

SLTA hits back over DRS claims

By Gary Lloyd

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has called for swift action over its fears for the August introduction of the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) because there are still many unanswered questions about its operation and believes small businesses...

Eco-friendly scheme: demand is clear for more time is needed to prepare for DRS (credit: Getty/Peter Blottman Photography)

Scottish trade bodies demands answers over DRS

By Gary Lloyd

Trade bodies have demanded clarity over the implementation of the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) after Circularity Scotland announced £22m would be made available to support drinks producers.

Changing trade: Rail workers will take further industrial action in spring (Getty/Willie B. Thomas)

Train strikes to cause travel chaos in March

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

A fresh wave of rail strikes will take place in March and April, after workers voted for more industrial action in an ongoing dispute over pay.

Safety first: Night Safe Champion Programme launched at NTIA summit (Getty/ Caiaimage/ Tom Merton)

NTIA launches Night Safe Champion Programme

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) and Savenightlife CIC have joined forces with Safeguarding Nightlife to launch the new Night Safe Champion Programme, which will focus on the key challenges faced in hospitality.