Propel Morning Briefing

CAMRA explores historic coaching inns of the Great North Road in latest title

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) will release its latest title – Historic Coaching Inns of the Great North Road – on Monday (24 April). Known as “the Route 66 of Britain”, the Great North Road is part of British folklore, serving as the main route between London and Scotland for many centuries. The coaching […]

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Finance and Investment Conference open for bookings

The Propel Finance and Investment Conference is open for bookings. Speakers will include Julia Groves, founder and director of the UK Crowdfunding Association, and Steven Kenee, head of licensed leisure at sector investor Downing, who will give their views on the opportunity of pub and restaurant ISAs and the key pros and cons of crowd […]

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Sadiq Khan – ‘I am going to redouble efforts to stem London pub closures

The number of London pubs has fallen by a quarter – an average loss of 81 pubs per year – in the past 15 years, according to figures released by London mayor Sadiq Khan. The number of pubs in 2016 fell 25% to 3,615 from 4,835 pubs in 2001. Barking and Dagenham has lost more […]

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Sky launches summer giveaway for pubs

Sky is offering pubs across the UK a range of prizes and free promotional packs to help them make the most of a summer of live sport. Over the coming months, Sky Sports will broadcast its “Summer Six” events, some of the world’s biggest sporting spectacles, giving operators the opportunity to draw in the crowds […]

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Ladies of Restaurants to host event next month

Ladies of Restaurants (LOR), the London-based collective of women who work in hospitality, will host a night in conversation with top industry professionals at Our/London distillery next month. Huffington Post UK lifestyle editor Brogan Driscoll will host the event on Monday, 15 May, which will be on the subject of guilt and how it affects […]

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San Francisco’s higher minimum wage causing increasing number of restaurants to close, report reveals

San Francisco’s higher minimum wage is causing an increasing number of restaurants to go out of business even before it is fully phased in, a new study by the Harvard Business School has found. The closings were concentrated among struggling, lower-rated restaurants. The higher minimum also caused fewer new restaurants to open, it found. The […]

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Plan proposed to introduce ‘barista visa’

A new “barista visa” could be introduced to ensure London’s coffee shops and pubs are still fully staffed after Brexit. Under the plan, young European citizens will still be able to work in the UK’s hospitality industry after it exits the EU. The proposal is based on a Youth Mobility Scheme for travellers from Australia, […]

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Propel partners with Professor Chris Edger and Tony Hughes to launch Inspirational Leadership Masterclass

Propel has partnered with the UK’s leading thinker and teacher on multi-site foodservice management Professor Chris Edger and Tony Hughes, cited by many current industry leaders as the most influential figure in their career, to launch the Inspirational Leadership Masterclass. Edger and Hughes will draw on their book, eMotion – how leaders mobilise positive feelings […]

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Staycations on the rise

The number of Britons taking a break in the UK over Easter was up on last year by 10% to 6.6 million, according to figures from VisitEngland. Cornwall was the most popular destination followed by Scotland and the Lake District, with Britons spending an average of £375 on each visit.

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