Steve Perez, hotel owner and founder of independent drinks company Global Brands, is offering key workers on the frontline in hospitals support during the country-wide lockdown. Steve and Global Brands team are providing a free night’s accommodation in the company’s 4* luxury hotel in the Peak District, to help offer respite to those working round …

Camden Town Brewery

Camden Town Brewery is making social distancing a “little more social” with its first virtual venture, Camden Bre.www.ery Bar, which supports Hospitality Action’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund. The brewer’s ‘Brewery Bar’ has been given a digital makeover, designed to help “keep the community spirit alive” for Britain’s pub lovers. Consumers are invited to join Instagram Live …

Ramsbury Virtual Tip Jar

Ramsbury Single Estate Spirits has created a Virtual Tip Jar, whereby consumers can buy drinks vouchers for their favourite bar, restaurant or pub, with Ramsbury matching every pound spent as a tip for that venue. The initiative, called Ramsbury & Friends, pledges to support the on-trade in both the short term and long term. The …

CPL Learning, the learning and development partner to the hospitality sector, has welcomed the Government’s guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and is encouraging those in hospitality to continue supporting personal development. The company has launched a range of free learning resources to support the hospitality sector in navigating this challenging time, with over …

WSET Spirits Classroom

Pernod Ricard UK has partnered with The Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) to offer the WSET Level 1 Spirits courses online for free. 2,000 hospitality professionals over the age of 18 have already signed up to the programme, which will be run online by the WSET and lasts approximately four weeks. The package also …

CGA

Like-for-like sales in Britain’s managed pub, bar and restaurant groups plummeted 71% in the week that the Government ordered all licensed premises to close because of Covid-19. Exclusive weekly figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker, produced by CGA, in partnership with The Coffer Group and RSM, showed like-for-like trading in restaurant chains down 75%, …

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 …

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, …