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Venue Insight February Issue - OUT NOW

The hospitality event season is well underway. This year will be the twentieth edition of Northern Restaurant & Bar, taking place 17-18 March at Manchester Central. As always NR&B will continue to provide an opportunity for leading operators, suppliers and industry figures to meet, speak and do business. From Liverpool to Leeds, the North East to the North West and the Lake District to the Peak District, it brings the cream of the hospitality industry to Manchester.

Mighty Hoopla, London’s ultimate pop extravaganza has announced more huge acts for its star-studded 5th edition. Amongst the artists on the second wave announcement are Geordie pop-sensation Cheryl, Grammy-award-winning rapper Eve, chart-topping star Becky Hill and New Orleans bounce icon Big Freedia. They join some of pop’s biggest names – from the nostalgic to the new – for a festival like no other.

We look into the future of wine with our good friends at Lanchester Wines. Director of Sales, Mark Roberts gives his expert opinion about what we can expect from wine in the near future.

Valentine’s Day provides a welcomed boost after a quiet January, so it’s important to make sure that your cocktail serves are on point. ‘The Aviation’ cocktail, made with Brockmans Gin is an absolute must to add that all important pizzazz to your drinks menu.

Is it time to transform your daytime offering? Flexibility and customer experience are at the top of the agenda for the night-time industry. Research shows that consumers prefer day drinking to drinking at night. So even on busy weekend days, night-time bars and clubs should capitalise on an opportunity to provide an additional day-time offering. Oliver Calvert, Head of Brand & Marketing at insurance brokers NDML provides some great advice on putting this into practice.


Rob Taylor


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