Inception Group - Cahoots cocktail for NHS

London-based hospitality company Inception Group has announced a £25,000 bar tab for NHS workers spread across its sites as part of its reopening plans. From 4 July, Inception Group will begin to reopen its collection of bars, restaurants and pubs across London in phases, which include concept-led cocktail bar brands Mr Fogg’s and Cahoots. NHS …

Almost one million hospitality staff members are expected to be back in work and over six in ten outlets open again before the end of July, according to a new survey by UKHospitality. The survey shows that over 960,000 staff are expected to return to work from furlough over the course of July, with another …

Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur Awards 2020

Cuban rum brand Havana Club is once again looking to shine a light on the bar industry’s risk takers and visionaries, as nominations open for the Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur Awards 2020. Following what has been one of the most challenging periods for the international bar community, in the wake of Covid-19, Havana Club is …

Following confirmation that all pubs in England can reopen from 4 July, the ‘Long Live The Local’ campaign is encouraging people to visit their local pub to help it get back on its feet after months of closure. Backed by Britain’s Beer Alliance, the campaign aims to remind pub-goers of the great drinks, food, atmosphere …

Pernod Ricard UK

Pernod Ricard UK has published a ‘Back to work in the new normal’ guide to help the hospitality industry prepare to reopen. The guide, which is available to download here, highlights content on how consumer needs and drinking habits have changed during lockdown, how to prepare and reopen, and how to serve drinks in a …

Hello Beer app

Hello Beer, a new mobile training app designed to upskill bartenders on beer and cider service quality, has launched with a free trial for all UK bar staff. With much of the UK on-trade currently furloughed due to coronavirus, Hello Beer allows operators to engage staff with easily digestible mobile training ahead of pubs reopening. …

AA Covid Confident scheme

The AA is rolling out a new ‘Covid Confident’ assessment scheme to support the hospitality industry as the UK prepares to come out of lockdown. The accreditation will indicate to customers that an establishment has in place the necessary risk assessments, safety measures and staff training, in line with the Government and UKHospitality’s published guidelines. …

Trade bodies UKHospitality and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) are demanding that the Government provides a clear date for when hospitality businesses can reopen and start trading. They say that a definitive date will give the sector the confidence and certainty it needs to get ready for reopening. This includes releasing staff from …

CPL Ready to Serve

CPL Learning has introduced its new Ready to Serve learning programme for team members, providing employees with the knowledge and skills required to ensure a safe and effective return to work. Covering the key compliance procedures and measures, team members will be “Covid-secure” upon completion. The programme also contains several modules covering hospitality skills so …

Four in ten (39%) small business owners believe it will take at least five years for the UK economy to fully recover from the impact of lockdown and Covid-19, according to a new poll out today. The #ForgottenLtd campaign, which is campaigning for fair and equal Government support for small limited companies, polled more than …