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Experience the benefits of Pubwatch

27/11/13


Next year’s National Pubwatch Conference ‘Protect and promote your Pubwatch through partnership working’ will be held at the Palace Hotel, Oxford Street, Manchester, on the 18th February next year.

The Best of British – Celebrating the Great Campaign

26/11/13


When an invitation arrives on your desk to be a guest of Her Majesty’s Government in the Locarno Suite at the Foreign Office, you are certainly keen to go. Dating back to 1868 and designed by George Gilbert Scott, the Locarno Suite has recently been completely restored and is truly magnificent. Last night we were there to be thanked for our part in supporting the GREAT campaign.

Winter’s coming... don't slip up!

22/11/13


The prospect of attempting an accurate weather forecast at this time of year makes me feel about as grim as the weather itself! The most reliable technique seems to be just looking out of the window…

Drunken Nights Out - a new approach

22/11/13


Drinkaware held a brainstorming session this week on ‘Drunken Nights Out’ which brought together representatives from the Home Office, the police, the drinks industry, retailers, media and the creative industries to discuss the issues and generate new ideas to reduce harm resulting from binge drinking and public drunkenness in the night time economy.

Tourism and Growth

22/11/13


Whilst many will talk about the economic importance of the car manufacturing industry, worth over £21billion a year to British exports, it pales in comparison to the vital importance of tourism to the UK economy, as clearly presented in a new report by VisitBritain.

Could your pub benefit from a Music Makeover?

20/11/13


For the past few years, the BBPA has been supporting PRS for Music in their excellent Music Makeover Competition. And we are proud to do so. In Britain, pubs are where live music begins, with many of our most famous acts starting out in their local pub.

£27million to play for – write to your MP to secure Better Rates for Pubs

19/11/13


With Christmas fast approaching, pubs are well into the planning, development and even delivery of a range of activities designed to take advantage of this short period of economic merriment. The challenge of getting the right amount of beer, wine, turkey, desserts; procuring the obligatory truckload of brussel sprouts; taking bookings; considering entertainment and managing staff rotas is a tough one - landlords are bound to be pressed for time over the next few weeks. However there’s something that publicans, alongside the brewers and pub companies who back them, should spend ten minutes doing - both for your own business and pubs across the country – write to your local MP about extending Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR).

Irish Eyes are Smiling!

14/11/13


BBPA has always worked closely with the licensed victuallers in England, Scotland, and Ireland, but we have most recently looked at strengthening our ties with Pubs of Ulster, whose reach extends to cover most of hospitality, but with a strong emphasis on responsible retailing and working as we do, closely with Government.

A Promising Start

11/11/13


Since re-launching the Charity’s new Support and Care website this summer we have seen a 30% increase in the number of visitors to our website, which is a clear indicator to me that we are a useful and relevant support for those in the licensed drinks trade.

Suffolk Bound

08/11/13


Last Friday the BBPA team travelled up to Adnams Southwold for a brewery visit. These visits give us the opportunity to learn more about our member companies, the issues that really affect them and how their businesses are facing the challenges ahead.

Get social to get healthy

07/11/13


Unlike women, who often don’t need much of an excuse for a chat, new research suggests that men are having a bit of trouble keeping up with their close friends.