Are you ready for Christmas?

The nights are getting darker. There’s a calming chill in the air. Every street is adorned with lights and festive cheer. That can only mean one thing. Christmas is here. Well, almost, at least. We’re guessing that as we’re now comfortably into November, your venue’s party season is well underway. Halloween and bonfire [...]

By | 2018-11-07T15:42:22+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Isitchecked: saving money is easier than you thought

Often in insurance, risk management is your saving grace. For a start, good risk management helps to prevent claims from arising in the first place. It puts processes and procedures in place that are designed to keep people safe and mishaps at a minimum. But it also helps after an incident has occurred. [...]

By | 2018-11-07T12:41:28+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Why Legionella could be so dangerous to your venue

Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia. It was named after an outbreak of severe pneumonia which affected a meeting of the American Legion in 1976. It's an uncommon but serious disease that occurs more frequently in men than women. It usually affects middle-aged or elderly people and it more commonly affects smokers [...]

By | 2018-11-01T15:47:20+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

How are you embracing flexible working in your venue?

According to a recent report from the workforce management company, Quinyx, the hospitality sector risks losing out on 448m a year unless it fully embraces flexible working. The report suggests that by fully embracing flexible working, output and productivity can be greatly increased. At the moment, UK Hospitality workers don’t feel enough effort [...]

By | 2018-10-17T11:48:33+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Is the Government’s proposed tip legislation a good idea?

In this week’s blog, we’re looking for your opinions. Please join in the discussion on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Following a string of revelations about some companies withholding tips from staff, or placing ‘taxes’ on those tips, the government have announced plans to introduce legislation that would see all tips passed on evenly [...]

By | 2018-10-11T15:17:00+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

An update from We Love Hackney via the NTIA

Dear Supporters, A huge thank you to everyone who has stood with us since Hackney Council voted through new restrictions on nightlife. Our campaign made national headlines – with thousands of Hackney residents speaking out against new rules that are a gift to big corporates and soulless chains. We want to do everything [...]

By | 2018-10-09T16:38:11+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Health and Safety update: Defend your business against industrial deafness claims

If you’re reading this, it’s very likely that your business produces very high volume levels. This is wonderful for your customers; the noise and atmosphere is what brings them through your doors. But it’s not necessarily all that great for your employees. It’s possible that these noise levels will have a long-term effect [...]

By | 2018-09-28T14:55:34+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Mental Health & Wellbeing advice for employers from NDML Risk Management

According to a major new survey of almost 44,000 employees carried out by leading mental health charity Mind: Almost half (48 per cent) had experienced poor mental health, such as stress, low mood, and anxiety, while working at their current organisation Of those respondents, only half chose to tell their employer about their [...]

By | 2018-09-27T14:39:46+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Later pub opening hours will not negatively impact night clubs

After the announcement that Aberdeen pubs may be allowed to stay open until 3am, a debate has arisen which has the potential to split the night time leisure industry down the middle. While this appears to be great news for pubs, there is an argument that it could be bad for clubs. The [...]

By | 2018-09-24T12:23:53+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments