Why are we losing so many venues?

It’s the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about. Wherever you turn, another venue is closing. It dominates local news, it’s plastered all over social media; it’s painfully obvious when you walk down our high streets. We’ve reported on it a lot recently. From Church in Leeds to The Birdcage in [...]

By | 2019-06-14T09:43:04+01:00 June 14th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

Church Leeds – Gone but not forgotten

There was a strange mood on Woodhouse Lane in Leeds over the Late May Bank Holiday weekend. A strange mix of elation and sadness, the city said it’s goodbyes to Church; the hugely popular nightclub housed inside a, well, you guessed it, a church. The history of Church Church was the brainchild of nightclub and [...]

By | 2019-06-07T09:43:49+01:00 June 7th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

The year ahead for the NTIA – UPDATED!

We're proud to be the appointed broker to the NTIA. They do amazing work as the mouthpiece of the nighttime leisure industry, and we know they'll continue to drive change in 2019. To do that, they need the industry to get behind them and join in the discussion. They've now released a calendar of events [...]

By | 2019-05-21T10:05:17+01:00 May 21st, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

We’re finalists!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the UK Employee Experience Awards 2019 in the Health and Wellbeing of its People category. This is a recognition of the dedication and innovation we’ve demonstrated in wellbeing, and a chance to celebrate the teamwork that made it possible. However, we’re not there quite yet. The [...]

By | 2019-05-10T11:51:17+01:00 May 10th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

How to keep the good times rolling: Making the most of the positive vibe post-Easter

Easter has been and gone, but the legacy of a big weekend remains. Hopefully, Easter helped to introduce hundreds (or possibly thousands) of new customers to your venue, and now you have two bank holidays in May to turn those customers into regulars. But that’s not quite as easy as it seems. Easter bank holiday [...]

By | 2019-05-02T12:46:38+01:00 May 2nd, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

Security: What are your insurance responsibilities

One of the things we’re keen to stress is that in this day and age, we can’t talk about security issues in the same way we did when we started out our journey as a specialist late night leisure insurance broker in 1998. The world has changed. There’s two key issues regarding security that are [...]

By | 2019-04-26T15:02:26+01:00 April 26th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

Keeping your venue claim free this Easter – what you might not have considered

The big weekend is fast approaching – only 9 days til Good Friday at the time of writing – and your risk management planning should be well underway. Easter weekend could be huge for your venue, with more customers staying longer and spending more money. It could bring about some welcome relief on your bottom [...]

By | 2019-04-11T10:07:40+01:00 April 10th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

Why this Easter period is so important for the nighttime leisure industry

A few weeks ago, the NDML team traveled to the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show in Manchester to meet venue owners and discuss the current state of the nighttime leisure industry. We were joined by the NTIA, who were raising awareness for the #savenightlife campaign. Following recent licensing changes in places like Hackney, and high [...]

By | 2019-04-11T08:36:13+01:00 April 9th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments