Young People

Hot Shots: The latest two pub trade rising stars


Hot Shots: The latest two pub trade rising stars

By Mike Berry

Hot Shots is the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s new initiative to recognise young and upcoming individuals working in the trade; from those running pubs to business ops specialists. Here we profile two more people nominated as rising stars.

'Young foodies' shunning booze for dining out


ALMR: 'Young foodies' shunning booze for dining out

By Daniel Woolfson

A nation of 'young foodies' are increasingly choosing eating out over drinking out, according to new research by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and CGA Strategy.

Survey from Demos finds 1 in 5 18-24 year olds don't drink

1 in 5 millennials teetotal according to new survey

By Emily Sutherland

One in five 16-24 year olds don’t drink any alcohol at all according to a new survey, with two thirds reporting that alcohol was either not very important or not at all important to their social lives.

Tap into the youth potential

Tap into the youth potential

By Pete Brown

Today’s ‘go it alone’ generation means the number of young licensees is on the rise. As Pete Brown explains, if you’re not in tune with their aspirations, they could leave you behind.

Let's make a career in hospitality something to be proud of

Let's make a career in hospitality something to be proud of

By Mark Baird

Hospitality in the UK is too often seen as an industry that provides millions of jobs but few careers. As an industry, it is in our interests to change that perception, says Mark Baird, head of alcohol in society at Diageo GB.

Drinkaware Elaine Hindal

The Big Interview: Elaine Hindal, Drinkaware

By Phil Mellows

Soon after Elaine Hindal arrived at Drinkaware an independent audit earlier this year seemed to throw doubt on whether the industry-funded responsible drinking body was fit for purpose. Yet she remains undeterred, as Phil Mellows discovers.

Apprentices and young workers

Apprentices and young workers

By Peter Coulson

The call for apprentices to receive full Government support in the licensed trade, even over 18, is a valid one, given the opportunities that can be created. But there has often been a problem about employing young people in connection with alcohol that...

We need a Fresher look at student drinking

We need a Fresher look at student drinking

By Phil Mellows

The students are back. There’s a definite shift in mood and in tempo here in Brighton as some 30,000 young people arrive at the city’s two univerisities to study – and to drink.

Report: Young people drinking less

'Young people less tolerant of drinking'

By Adam Pescod

School children in England are becoming less tolerant of drinking among their peers, according to new NHS figures released this morning. Just under...

RDR: exclusive research revealed

Pre-loading: shock figures revealed

By John Harrington

All young adults drink at home before a weekend night out — with the average man consuming nearly four drinks before leaving. That's a key finding of a him! survey of 503 18 to 24-year-olds, commissioned by the Morning Advertiser.

Students: attending pub's crash course

Norfolk pub offers help to students

By Lesley Foottit

A Norfolk pub is offering young people going to university crash courses for student survival. The Unthank Arms in Norwich offers courses teaching...

Underage purchases: tough new powers come into force from today

Two strikes underage alcohol rule in today

By Ewan Turney

The "two strikes and you're out" rule on underage alcohol sales comes in to force today. Councillors and licensing officers can now also call for a licence reviews themselves, rather than wait for local people or police to raise concerns.

Drinkaware: seeking views on alcohol

Have your say on Britain's drinking culture

By Ewan Turney

The Drinkaware Trust is encouraging the public to have its say on Britain's drinking culture. The charity, which aims to reduce alcohol harm, is...

Coulson: Children of 16 and 17 are allowed to drink if accompanied and with a meal

Coping with kids at functions

By Peter Coulson

MA legal editor Peter Coulson considers the question of whether children are allowed at functions.