Propel Morning Briefing

Propel Multi-Club summer conference open for bookings, two free places for operators

The Propel Multi-Club summer conference and party is now open for bookings. The event, which takes place on Thursday, 6 July at the Oxford Belfry, which is just off the M40, will also involve the Propel summer party in the evening. Operators can claim two free places by emailing Jo Charity on jo.charity@propelinfo.com. The speaker […]

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Sky Sports offers operators opportunity to win quiz hosted by TV presenters

Sky Sports is offering pubs and clubs a chance to win a quiz hosted at their venue by Sky Sports presenters. The winning venue will also display the Premier League trophy as part of the prize. To enter, venues have to fill in their contact details on Sky’s customer portal, MySkySports. The competition is part […]

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UK’s biggest pub companies see turnover rise 3.3%, top ten groups significantly outpacing rest of industry

The UK’s biggest pub companies saw their turnover rise by 3.3% last year, with the top ten biggest groups significantly outpacing the rest of the industry, according to new research. The report by online business finance supermarket Funding Options showed the UK’s top 50 pub companies turned over £10.6bn in the past year, up from […]

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Chief executives and founders sign up for Inspirational Leadership Masterclass

Senior chief executives, company founders and chairmen are among those looking to improve their leadership skills by signing up for Propel’s Inspirational Leadership Masterclass. Companies attending include New World Trading Company, Fancy Crab Restaurants, Crate Brewery & Pizzeria, Cambscuisine, Bone Daddies, Davy’s, Punch, Mitchells & Butlers, Castle Rock Brewery, Vaulkhard Group, The Ivy Collection, My […]

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Propel Multi-Club summer conference and party open for bookings, two free places for operators

The Propel Multi-Club summer conference and party is now open for bookings. The event, which takes place on Thursday, 6 July at the Oxford Belfry, which is just off the M40, will also involve the Propel summer party in the evening. Speakers will include Cyril Lavenant, of NPD Group, who will provide insights on the […]

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Tim Martin calls on government to grant EU citizens living in the UK the right to stay

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has urged the government to unilaterally grant EU citizens living in Britain the right to remain following the country’s departure from the bloc. Martin said such a move would give prime minister Theresa May the “moral high ground” from which to create an immigration system similar to that of Australia, […]

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Tory migration policy must be more than just a tax on jobs or it will undermine investment, warns ALMR

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has welcomed steps outlined in the newly published Conservative Party manifesto to reform business rates but warned any immigration system that included a tax on jobs would undermine businesses’ ability to invest by pushing up employment costs. The Conservative Party has outlined plans to undertake long-term reform of […]

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Hospitality staff champion front-of-house jobs at fifth National Waiters’ Day

A total of 300 waiters and front-of-house staff took part in this year’s National Waiters’ Day race, which aims to highlight the rewarding career progression routes the hospitality sector offers. The campaign, led by hospitality industry charity Springboard and Galvin at Windows general manager Fred Sirieix, is now in its fifth year. As well as […]

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Luke Johnson – Labour manifesto a ‘very scary document

Sector investor Luke Johnson has criticised the Labour Party’s election promises, claiming they would threaten business growth. Labour’s manifesto includes an increase in the minimum wage, a corporation tax hike and an “excessive pay levy” on salaries above £330,000. Johnson described the manifesto as a “very scary document”, particularly the nationalisation plans and “sharp” increases […]

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