Bar operator joins ALMR to help fight restrictions


cargo southamptonThreats of restrictive legislation on the on-trade have led bar and pub operator Faucet Inn to join the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).

The company’s decision adds more weight to the trade body’s campaigns and other activities to challenge issues such as Early Morning Restriction Orders, the late-night levy and future legislative proposals.

Faucet Inn operates 20 outlets across London and the south of England from bars Babel, Comptons and Ember in London to Cargo in Southampton (pictured).

Stephen Cox, managing director of Faucet Inn, said: “We’re confident that the ALMR is in the perfect position to protect us from restrictive legislation which limits our ability to invest, to grow and to create jobs.”

For the third year running, the ALMR has seen a 30% growth in retailer members. Its members now operated over 13,000 outlets between them and employ more than 350,000 people.

ALMR chief executive David McHattie said: “The ALMR is delighted to welcome innovative and multi-faceted operators like Faucet Inn to its membership, strengthening the association’s ability to help government appreciate the massive contribution we make and stave off unwelcome interventions.”

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