Hospo Live

Think Hospitality and Flow Hospitality have come together to create Hospo Live, a free live content stream to help keep hospitality workers connected, upskilled and inspired during coronavirus isolation. The sessions, which will be hosted on Facebook Live throughout Monday to Friday, have been specifically curated to add value to a number different job roles …

Speciality Drinks and Edrington Beam-Suntory wellness packs

Speciality Drinks has partnered with Edrington-Beam Suntory UK to supply wellbeing packs to those working in the UK drinks and hospitality sectors. The initiative has been developed to help ease the pressures caused by the latest Government measures to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. The wellbeing packs, containing food and store-cupboard essentials, are available now via …

Diageo Reserve Drinks at Home

Diageo Reserve World Class GB is launching a series of brand ambassador social media takeovers, designed to educate, inspire and entertain the on-trade and consumers whilst spending time at home. Launching on Wednesday 25 March, 12 brand ambassadors for Diageo’s premium spirits brands will take over the World Class GB and Diageo Bar Academy social …

On Friday (20 March) the Government told UK hospitality venues to close to the public. We’ve provided a short round-up of what some businesses are doing to stay connected, from home deliveries and take-out services through to gift cards and virtual events. Please email zoe@tgmpublishing.co.uk to share your positive news and initatives with us. At …

The prime minister has told pubs, bars and restaurants to close “as soon as they can” tonight (20 March) and not reopen, while the chancellor has announced a new grant that will cover 80% of employees’ wages. Boris Johnson said: “Following agreement between all four nations of the UK, we are collectively telling cafes, pubs, …

The Duppy Share Home Rum kit

Premium rum brand The Duppy Share has launched Home Rum, a self-isolation kit for rum lovers, with all profits going to Hospitality Action. While the country is being confined to their homes, The Duppy Share is “spreading the rum love” and calling the UK to enjoy Netflix and chilled cocktails. The Home Rum kit features …

Hospitality Workers Emergency Fund

UK charity Hospitality Action and tipping platform TipJar have launched a Hospitality Workers Emergency Fund to provide support to the most vulnerable in the sector in these times of crisis. The fund is open to public donations, 100% of which go to Hospitality Action to distribute. People can donate directly to hospitality workers in need …

Tonight Josephine neon

London bar brand Tonight Josephine has launched a crowd funding campaign and is asking for support from fans and friends so it can survive the current crisis. A spokesperson for Tonight Josephine, which has venues in Waterloo and Shoreditch, said: “The global Covid-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small …

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) is calling on the Government for further urgent interventions to keep pubs from closing, amid fears that thousands could collapse this weekend. Despite initial government relief, pubs urgently need liquidity measures in order to pay wages and prevent thousands of venues from closing, with the subsequent loss of …

Customer feedback specialist Feed It Back has launched a number of virtual sessions to help operators negotiate the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Delivered by trainers from its Feed It Back Academy, the sessions, which will be hosted by Karen Turton and Mark McCulloch, will focus on how operators can market their business over the coming months, …