Diageo Learning For Life Virtual Academy

Diageo’s employability programme Learning for Life has launched on a new Virtual Hospitality Academy, to ensure its hospitality training can continue during the Covid-19 pandemic. Created and delivered by The Springboard Charity, the ‘Virtual Academy’ is open to new applicants who are looking to develop key skills in hospitality and improve their future employability, as …

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that the UK scheme to pay wages of workers on leave as a result of coronavirus will be extended by four months, to October. Employees will continue to receive 80% of their monthly wages up to £2,500, but the Government will ask companies to “start sharing” the cost from August. …

Cointreau Gratitude campaign

Cointreau has announced the launch of #CointreauGratitude, a fundraising initiative to help support the UK drinks industry, as well as donating an initial £30,000 to The Drinks Trust to kickstart the campaign. The initiative, running until the end of June, has been launched to support the local drinks community within the UK, who have been …

Grey Goose

Grey Goose vodka has announced the launch of House Pour, a new global video series featuring out-of-work bartenders from around the globe making cocktails that are close to their hearts. House Pour is designed to lend a voice to bartenders who have been impacted by Covid-19 closures, and help shine a light on the individuals …

Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation yesterday to unveil Government plans to lift the UK out of Covid-19 lockdown. Phase three outlined that some parts of the hospitality sector could reopen as early as July 1. During his speech, Johnson set out the basic requirements, approach and potential timescale for the return to work …

Ve Day toast

Pubs and bars across the UK are calling on their local communities to raise a glass on Friday to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, as part of a nationwide toast at 3pm. It comes after the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) called on its members, who represent over 20,000 pubs and 90% …

BrewDog

Scottish craft brewer BrewDog has launched limited edition 12 packs of its Punk IPA, with all profits donated to the Help NHS Heroes campaign. The Help NHS Heroes project was launched by volunteers to provide NHS workers with on-site access to enough food for two days of nutritious family meals in response to the Covid-19 …

50 Best for Recovery

The organisation behind The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is replacing its annual ranking, awards and related events with a three-pronged campaign, entitled 50 Best for Recovery, supporting restaurants worldwide. The aim of 50 Best for Recovery is to provide tangible financial relief where possible, as well as create and collate helpful resources for restaurant businesses …

london essence co mixers

Premium mixer brand The London Essence Company is calling on consumers to support the on-trade in these unprecedented times through its new campaign, which encourages donations to The Drinks Trust. ‘Cheers to You’ aims to inspire consumers to support the drinks industry by donating £10 to The Drinks Trust by texting CHEERS2U to 70212. Those …

Sky AdSmart SME100

Sky Media, the advertising sales arm of Sky, has unveiled the SME100, a £1 million AdSmart SME support scheme, to help businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. The £1 million fund will provide 100 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with TV advertising campaigns via AdSmart to support them during these difficult times. SME100 is open to …