The new Licensees of the Year - Keith and Diane Marsden


Licensees of the Year 2015 crowned

By Mike Berry

Husband and wife team, Keith and Diane Marsden from the Prince of Wales in Birmingham, have been named as the 2015 Licensees of the Year.

Last orders? The Government was contemplating whether to enable targeted, local alternatives to personal licences

Government retains personal licences

By Luke Nicholls

Pubs across the UK can breathe another sigh of relief as the Government has finally decided to abandon plans to scrap personal alcohol licences.  

Last orders? The Government is contemplating whether to enable targeted, local alternatives to personal licences

Personal licences: Should they be scrapped?

By Luke Nicholls

The Government has this month launched a consultation into whether personal licences should be abolished, enabling licensing authorities to apply relevant conditions to premises licences where appropriate. 

The Voluntary Licence to Practise at Levels 2 and 3 is now available, with the Level 4 following in 2014

BII unites with Hospitality Guild to boost pub career prospects

By Luke Nicholls

The British Institute of Inneekping (BII) has joined forces with the Hospitality Guild to introduce a clearer, more structured career pathway for pub employees, with an underlying aim of highlighting the credibility of hospitality as a profession.

Ashley and Kelly McCarthy, winners of the Licensee of the Year Award 2013, with the BII's Tim Hulme

BII Licensee of the Year 2013 to mentor fellow publicans

By Luke Nicholls

Ashley and Kelly McCarthy, co-owners of the freehold of the Ye Old Sun Inn in North Yorkshire and winners of the prestigious BII Licensee of the Year Award 2013, will be sharing the secrets of their success with fellow publicans as part of the BII’s ‘Business...

Admiral Taverns was recently sold to an affiliate of private investment firm Cerberus Capital Management

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Admiral Taverns launches ‘ground-breaking’ pub accreditation scheme

By Luke Nicholls

The UK's largest independent tenanted and leased pub company has partnered with e-learning provider Red Lion Training to launch the Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) exam, which provides a cheaper, quicker and more convenient way into the...


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