News Archive

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During the festive period, take extra care when checking your banknotes

Retailers and businesses will be much busier than normal over the festive period and often employ temporary staff, so there is an increased risk of counterfeit banknotes being passed. During this busy time the Bank of England is reminding retailers and businesses to check that banknotes being passed in transactions are genuine, and to ensure […]

Westminster Street Pastors – Training Initiative

Do you have a local team of Street Pastors in your town? If you do then you are probably aware of the invaluable service that they provide to vulnerable people who are out and about in the late night economy. Their work can have huge benefits to the pub and hospitality trade as they provide […]

Have you been affected by violence in your pub?

Pubs are at the heart of our communities and have always served as social hubs and great places to meet. But, according to figures released by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, there is a national trend of increasing violent crime in pubs. Licensed Trade Charity supports people from the licensed drinks trade who have been affected […]


We are currently planning for next year’s annual Conference which will be taking place at the Mecure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel and Spa, Sheffield on Tuesday 23rd February 2016.   We can confirm that speakers will include Tim Hulme, Chief Executive of the British Institute of Innkeeping and Commander Simon Letchford, Metropolitan Police Service and […]

Scottish Pubwatch Summit 2015

On Thursday 10th September the Scottish Business Resilience Centre proudly hosted the first Scottish Pubwatch Summit at the prestigious National Galleries in Edinburgh. The event was kindly supported by Diageo and attracted delegates who had a keen interest in making the night time economy a safer environment for the people of Scotland.   After a […]


Need an extra pair of hands? Want to make a positive difference to people in your local community? Get involved with Diageo Learning for Life and host a student on a work placement in your business   Aimed at supporting young unemployed adults into work into the bartending and hospitality industries, the Diageo, Learning for […]

15 trouble drinkers indefinitely banned from 20 Plymouth pubs

FIFTEEN people accused of persistently causing trouble on the Barbican have been indefinitely banned from 20 Plymouth pubs. Police and publicans say there has been a drop in booze-related crime on the Barbican. This month’s meeting of Barbican Pubwatch heard how the August Bank Holiday had passed off peacefully after a trouble-free year. The Pubwatch […]