Tel: 01454 419262 | Fax: 01454 850903

Category Archives: Uncategorized

Oldbury Fun Run 2017


Over the weekend, some of our intrepid team members took part in the Oldbury Fun Run, raising money for charity. Although some walked, some ran, and some did a combination of both, everyone made it round eventually and a great time was had by all!

Before, with our mascot, John Smith!

Remember, not only are charity events and fundraisers like this good team-building …

Juniper Joy

It would be hard put for anyone not to have noticed the recent Gin conquest of the spirit market; although the popularity of this traditional English spirit has plateaued, that doesn’t mean that businesses shouldn’t still get it on the action.


Whilst the history of Gin is rich and lengthy, and integral to the history of this country, there is far too much …

Make mine a virgin (no alcohol!)

Being among a small percentage of men and women who either drink no alcohol at all or less than one unit per week, I find it a challenging task to find somewhere to go out in the evening to have a refreshing non-alcoholic drink.

It is not always a cafe, or a restaurant, or a juice bar I am looking for. I want to enjoy the ambience of a friendly local …

Auto Enrolment – Implications of Non-compliance

In the past few weeks, you have been given an insight into what auto-enrolment is, and what your duties are as an employer. You may, however, be wondering what happens if you don’t comply or fulfil your duties – so I thought I could cover them here for you.
Who is Responsible?
You, as an employer, are responsible for meeting your legal duties for auto enrolment.
What happens if I don’t comply?
If you …

How Loud is Too Loud: Noise in Your Establishment


The ‘noisy bar’ debate isn’t new – the age old debate of club versus pub, sports bar versus restaurant; across the industry, opinions of the ‘appropriate’ level of noise for any establishment are rarely the same. But what’s appropriate isn’t the only thing to factor in when adjusting your volume dial.

The first thing to consider is the overall feel of your bar, …

Automatic Enrollment, An update

In the next few months, we are producing an article series to help employers prepare for the Automatic Enrollment process. This first edition is a quick reminder of what it’s all about.

Edit: Since writing this article BII has made the following announcement to its members

“The Pensions Regulator recently announced that it had issued a large proportion of penalty notices to employers within the food and drink sector. This is an …

Is your Premises Licence fit for purpose?

Situations change over time and your premises licence might be due a review!

Whether you need to change a DPS, extend opening hours, licence a garden or remove restrictions on your current licence, contact us on 01454 419262 ext. 5 where we will be happy to help advise and help you along in this process.
Please always remember to advise us if you are planning on any structural alterations. 

Beer Day Britain 2016!

The BII is spearheading Beer Day Britain on June 15th this year. This is a great opportunity for pubs across the country to attract old and new customers alike with celebrations for our national drink!

For more information go to and download the information pack put together by Jane Peyton, a BII and Beer Academy Beer Sommelier of the year award winner.