About Sam Humphrey

Sam is NDML's Social Media Manager. If you have any questions about NDML, our products, or press enquiries, you can find him on Twitter @RomeroSocialSH

The party could be over if you choose an unrated insurer

Trusting an unrated insurer could cost you your business. That’s not scaremongering, it’s a fact. In an industry like night time leisure, where pressures come at you from all different angles, you need to know that when you put your trust in an insurer to protect your business, they’re as good as their [...]

By | 2018-08-14T13:59:03+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

A brand new insurance product for NTIA members

Originally featured in the July edition of Venue Insight magazine Having recently celebrated our 20th year in business, it’s safe to say we’ve seen just how susceptible the night time leisure industry is to change. New laws, new consumer habits, new technologies; they’ve all contributed to an understandable uncertainty from nightclubs and venues. [...]

By | 2018-08-07T15:56:53+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Do the Hackney licensing changes set a worrying precedent for Britain’s night time economy?

We often blog or tweet about regulatory changes that have the potential to decimate the night time industry. It’s possible that such a change has just hit Hackney. For those who missed the story breaking, Hackney council have recently announced new licensing laws which could leave the borough’s nightlife stagnant and push night [...]

By | 2018-08-02T14:59:45+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Opening A Bar Or Nightclub In A Changing Economic Landscape, The Sensible Way: An Ultimate Guide For 2018

Opening a bar or nightclub can be a very rewarding and profitable experience if done the right way. Every year, Britain's night-time industry generates a whopping £70 billion for the economy. And yet there have been some negative headlines about the health of Britain's clubs and pubs. Some journalists have failed to understand [...]

By | 2018-07-30T12:03:04+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Why is restaurant insurance unique?

NDML have been a specialist insurance broker for restaurants and night time leisure venues for the past 20 years. In an industry where things change and adapt more often than you have hot dinners, that’s quite a feat. We put our longevity down to the fact that we specialise. For many companies that [...]

By | 2018-07-20T13:46:25+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Does Night time leisure have a diversity issue?

The night time leisure industry is open to all. That’s the message we’d all like customers to hear. But is it the truth? After a string of high profile incidents involving ethnic minorities and the LGBT community, we ask whether night time leisure has an underlying diversity issue. The Background The night time leisure [...]

By | 2018-07-16T16:22:04+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Does ‘night time’ leisure really still exist?

According to differing industry reports, night time leisure is at a crossroads. Some reports say it is thriving, whereas others suggest that a rethink is needed to meet new consumer habits. The conflict arises after the publication of the recent Barclays Corporate Banking Hospitality and Leisure report. It revealed that people were more [...]

By | 2018-07-06T09:56:33+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

CO2 shortages causing low stock of beer

As the Europe-wide shortage of CO2 worsens, putting a stop to brewing and packaging, many brewers are running low on stocks of beer, cider and soft drinks. CO2 is used to put the fizz into beer, cider and soft drinks as well as being used to create dry ice, which helps to keep [...]

By | 2018-07-06T09:15:17+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Is the gig economy coming to an end?

Like it or loath it, the gig economy has become one of the UK’s largest employment areas in the last ten years. Some say it increases productivity and output, others lament it as limiting job security and work life balance. The night time industries in particular have been fairly reliant on the ‘gig’ [...]

By | 2018-06-21T14:56:15+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Sacha Lord becomes new Night Time Economy Advisor of Manchester

There was some big news for the Manchester night life scene (and the northern nightlife scene in general) last week when Sacha Lord was named the new night tsar of Manchester by Andy Burnham. In a move to follow other cities like London, Amsterdam and Berlin, Lord will look to mould Manchester’s night [...]

By | 2018-06-19T09:49:33+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments