Jameson Hosts

Irish whiskey brand Jameson has created an online platform to support, inspire and engage the international bar community through this unprecedented period of uncertainty. Part of Jameson Hosts, Jameson’s trade engagement platform, the new virtual space encourages the bar community to come together to connect, learn and share in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. …

WSET

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is fast-tracking its investment plans for online delivery of all its qualifications in response to Covid-19. WSET currently offers its Levels 1-4 Award in Wines and Levels 1-2 Award in Spirits as online courses. However, in response to the current situation, which forced the vast majority of its …

Music To Make You Happy

Not-for-profit company Healthy Hospo, which works to build a healthier, happier, more sustainable hospitality industry, is offering light relief from Covid-19 by inviting bar professionals to host their own virtual DJ sets. In these testing times, there is mounting pressure from all corners, and especially from within, for everybody to “do things” – to be …

Downing Street

Crucial packages of support announced by the Government are not being delivered quickly enough to help businesses affected by Covid-19, according to leading trade bodies representing the UK’s pub and wider hospitality sectors. The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and UK Hospitality (UKH) have …

UK Hospitality and CPL Learning have joined forces to develop a new online training platform for hospitality team members. The platform, entitled UKH Pathway, is free to use while businesses remain closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, and provides access to learning, wellbeing and personal development resources for furloughed employees. E-learning courses tailored by CPL …

The hospitality industry has now suffered a 98% slowdown as the coronavirus shutdown continues to weigh heavily on the sector, according to research from income streaming provider Wagestream. Wagestream used aggregate data from multiple workforce management systems to compare the number of shifts available to staff to calculate a like for like decline in monthly …

By Milly Richie We find ourselves washed up, bleary eyed and dizzy, in the midst of a global crisis. The latest lockdown laws have resulted in the battering down of hatches to all UK hospitality venues. With what seemed like all prospects cancelled until further notice, businesses have had to get creative. Here are a …

Spirits giant Bacardi has launched #RaiseYourSpirits, a multi-point plan to help bars and bartenders in the UK and Ireland combat the coronavirus crisis. Backed by an initial £1.5 million investment by Bacardi, the initiative focuses on smaller, independent bars who have no corporate back-up but do have a “fighting spirit”, providing these venues, and the …

Almost 200 hotels have made over 20,000 beds available around the UK for NHS staff and other vital workers, following a call from hospitality trade body UK Hospitality. Beds in hotels across the country have been provided by venues of differing size, from national chains to single sites, to help house key workers being deployed …

'Together We Can' campaign

As the hospitality industry temporarily closes its doors in communities across the UK to tackle Covid-19, The Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) and Kopparberg are launching the ‘Together We Can’ campaign, to support those in vital need of funding and advice. By pledging £20 or more to LTC, up to 1,250 Kopparberg fans will receive a …