Venue Insight September 2019 Issue - OUT NOW


As we cling onto the last few days of summer we look towards the autumn with great optimism. Let’s just forget about Brexit shall we! Is it too early to mention the ‘C’ word? Oh well, here goes……with Christmas and the festive season on the horizon, many venues throughout the land are fully focussed on it. With it being such an important time for the sector it’s imperative to be as organised as possible once the party season madness sets it.

The coffee market is showing no signs of slowing down. With autumn and winter on the horizon it’s about to go up another gear. Grant Chippendale, Head of Professional Sales at cover stars JURA UK & Ireland, discusses why it pays to serve quality coffee in order to meet current consumer demand.

With autumn comes Oktoberfest and its various incarnations. We catch up with Charlie Holden, co-founder and director of Day and Night Group, a London based event and concert promoter that produces live events and club nights in the UK’s hottest venues. The next big event for them is The Official Camden Oktoberfest.

Bar and restaurant lighting is so crucial. Poorly lit venues can affect the customer experience and could even stop them returning. The lighting experts at Industville have created a fantastic guide on the secret tricks of the trade to ensure that your lighting is on point.

The Americans are coming! Paypod, the revolutionary new cashier technology from Pennsylvania based, Crane Payment Innovations is now available for the UK market. Paypod saves business owners as much as £5,000 annually by automating cash transactions – including validating notes and coins, rejecting frauds and issuing change to customers. Instant integration with point-of-sale systems means reliable accounting and accurate till preparation, saving retailers back room time.

It’s all about the lime with Brockmans gin this month. The Gimlet and The Cosmopolitan will add a beautiful citrus punch to your cocktail menus and are a great way to wrap up the summer season.


Rob Taylor


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