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The Most Up to Date, Relevant Information During and Beyond COVID-19

Whatever you or your business needs, NRB Assist serves to signpost you towards the most up to date and relevant government information, professional advice, and support from industry initiatives and charities. The most useful articles from the last seven days will be shared via email every Tuesday.

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  • Hosted by Bruntwood Works in partnership with NRB, this interactive panel will discuss: •    Social Media - Platforms, future trends and measurable engagement •    Knowing your audience and creating c ...
  • The boss of a Chester-based food distribution company is calling for a special dispensation for workers from Europe to come to work in pubs, restaurants and hotels. David Cattrall, the managing direct ...
  • Five local authorities in England have banned smoking outside cafes, pubs and restaurants, and others are considering doing the same. These councils have started including the rules in their licensing ...
  • The owner of popular Liverpool restaurant and deli Lunya has said he is struggling to recruit staff after Brexit. Peter Kinsella, who runs the Spanish business - based in Liverpool City Centre - with ...
  • “The current uncertainty is creating a wave of panic across the hospitality sector.” said Lord. The 21 June has been etched on the minds of operators as the date when they can finally trade normally u ...
  • Three-quarters of hospitality businesses in Eden and Keswick face a potential recruitment crisis, according to an exclusive Herald survey. Tourism is worth £3 billion to Cumbria’s economy but the staf ...
  • The number of new job vacancies in the hospitality sector rose by 46% in the last two weeks, according to new analysis by audit, tax and consulting firm RSM. In total, there were 39,167 live vacancies ...
  • The footfall was the highest seen since the start of the pandemic and came during the first weekend since indoor hospitality was allowed to reopen following the latest easing of restrictions on May 17 ...
  • Only two in five hospitality business leaders say their sites are now trading at a profit or expect to do so by the end of June, according to a new study by CGA and Fourth. The latest Business Confide ...
  • Restaurant group Hawksmoor is offering bonuses of up to £2,000 to workers who recommend friends for jobs in a bid to fill staffing shortages. Another chain has emailed customers with a promise of gift ...
  • Just under a third (32.9%) of all licensed premises have traded since 12 April this year, with around 35,000 sites welcoming guests for outdoor opening, with hospitality venues now able to open their ...
  • It's been a long, hard year of uncertainty for those working in the hospitality industry, Leeds' pubs and restaurant workers have shared their relief at finally being able to welcome customers back in ...
  • Boris Johnson has confirmed that England will move to step three of the roadmap from Monday May 17 as planned. This crucial stage in the easing of lockdown will allow many industries to reopen for the ...
  • Join CityCo and Manchester BID at 11am on Thursday morning to understand tactical plans for the reopening of indoor hospitality, culture and venues on Monday 17th May. It will be an opportunity to hea ...
  • NRB Assist #51

    06 May 2021
    NRB Assist #51 Signposting businesses to the most up to date, relevant information during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. Headlines: Are You Ready For Reopening? PODCAST Business After COVID Ep4 - Res ...
  • CityCo’s podcast Cotttonmouth MCR is a look at the present, and future, of Manchester city centre, talking to the people who are shaping our city. The restaurant sector has both been heavily hit by th ...
  • The latest Hospitality Professionals survey asked frontline workers like you how they felt about reopening, the future of the sector and their career goals for the future. Check out the top five takea ...
  • A Liverpool bar has a discreet measure in place to help visitors who may find themselves in an uncomfortable situation. MOJO, on Back Berry Street, took to Facebook and Instagram to share the news tha ...
  • Working in a busy bar, kitchen or restaurant floor means you can’t help but pick up some time and energy-saving tips to keep you on top of things. Hawksmoor Manchester's Elena Bradley shares her top f ...
  • In the latest Hacks video from Aspire, Maray Bar Manager Mark Jackson shares his top tips for stellar service and keeping your cool under pressure behind one of Liverpool’s favourite restaurant bars. ...
  • The twentieth edition of Northern Restaurant & Bar will now take place 15-16 March 2022 at Manchester Central. The hospitality industry will undoubtedly be one of the engines of the post-Covid recover ...
  • Last summer’s campaign #NOMORENOSHOWS raised consumer awareness of issue with message ‘its ok to cancel – just let us know!’.  The July 20 campaign had huge success with over 12 million twitter impres ...
  • A streamlined consent route to allow businesses such as cafes, bars and restaurants to obtain a licence to place temporary furniture, such as tables and chairs, on the public highway adjacent to their ...
  • Government guidance for people who work in or run restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes or takeaways.
  • The Government's new Restart Grant Scheme, set up to help businesses prepare for re-opening following the recent national lockdown, is now open for applications from eligible businesses in the non-ess ...
  • NRB Assist #46

    31 Mar 2021
    Track & Trace, Guest Experience, Lateral Flow Tests, Vaccine Passports
  • With hospitality looking to bounce back from a tough 12 months, the Guest Experience will be more important than ever and even the smallest improvement will be crucial. Join our panel discussion with ...
  • You can order free rapid lateral flow tests to test your employees twice a week in the workplace. If you have 10 or more employees, from early April you’ll be able to order tests for your employees to ...
  • NRB Assist #45

    24 Mar 2021
    NRB Assist 45 Including: Calls for a Return to ‘Drinking at the Bar’ as Government Softens Hospitality Restrictions (iNews) Nightclubs Warn of Bouncer Shortage Ahead of June Reopening (Manchester Even ...
  • Henry Stephenson, managing director of family run catering equipment business Stephensons, said: “We had been gearing up for complications with importing due to the end of the transition period with t ...
  • The webinar will cover: Insight into the current business trends, and how businesses can gain confidence during the pandemic. Effective ways to manage cash flow; how to make sure you get paid on time. ...
  • NRB Assist #44

    17 Mar 2021
    NRB Assist 44 City Centre Reopening Business Briefing. Wednesday 31 March, 10am (City Co & Machester BID) The Burnt Chef Support Service (The Burnt Chef Project) Owners of Sheffield Hospitality Venues ...
  • The Burnt Chef Project is a not-for-profit social enterprise launched back in May 2019 to challenge mental health stigma within hospitality through education and awareness. They recently launched thei ...
  • In preparation for the 12th April Step 2 reopening of retail and outdoor hospitality, please save the date for a city centre business briefing on Zoom with CityCo/Business Improvement District partner ...
  • With Natasha's Law coming into effect on 1 October, The Caterer is holding a free webinar to explore how hospitality operators can prepare their businesses for the new allergen legislation.
  • Get the forms you need to order free lateral flow tests to test your employees in the workplace. You must register on or before 31 March 2021. You can register to order tests if your business is regis ...
  • FREE to sign up and attend training, designed to upskill your staff.
  • Rishi Sunak is set to extend business rates relief and the furlough scheme into the summer, offering further support to companies battered by coronavirus restrictions.
  • The LGBT Awareness course aims to inform users on how to reduce stigmatism within the workplace and enable people to be comfortable in their own working environment. The course looks at diversity, imp ...
  • Businesses that took out government-backed Bounce Back Loans to get through Covid-19 will now have greater flexibility to repay their loans, the government announced today (8 February).