32 episodes

The MA Lock In podcast, uploaded every Thursday, provides all of the latest news for the UK pub sector.

The MA Lock In Podcas‪t‬ William Reed Business Media

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

The MA Lock In podcast, uploaded every Thursday, provides all of the latest news for the UK pub sector.

    Thanks a lot Boris!

    Thanks a lot Boris!

    With the roadmap to reopening the podcast team give their thoughts to the news, (spoiler,the reaction is not that great) and look at how pubs should be approaching the reopening challenge. They also tackle the tricky subject of insurance with special guest Steven Swift of Sector Associates, and share their frustrations on the insurance challenge. Tune in to hear it all.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Are we all going on a summer holiday?

    Are we all going on a summer holiday?

    The ever-changing announcements on holidays is the theme of the latest edition of the podcast, tackling the question of are staycations an option for customers and how this could impact pubs. The team are also joined by Liberation Group managing director Jayson Perfect to hear his views on the possibility of staycations.

    • 1 hr
    Lockdown, loneliness and livelihoods

    Lockdown, loneliness and livelihoods

    Ongoing restrictions, supply shenanigans and whether to invest or not - the team take a topical look at the latest issues for the pub trade in this week's episode of the Lock In podcast and we discuss misguided campaigners and the importance of pubs for tackling loneliness.

    • 53 min
    People power

    People power

    It's all about the people in this episode of the podcast as the team talk training, furlough challenges, keeping teams engaged, future recruitment challenges and we speak to special guest Jamie Campbell from CPL Learning to get his advice and tips on staff training and wellbeing. Plus some stuff on crepes and the guys reveal their worst ever jobs...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Show us the money!

    Show us the money!

    It's all about the money in this episode of the podcast as the team talk finances, and speak to grants expert Kevin Stewart to get his advice on how operators can prise the cash grants out of local councils. James and Heath also share their thoughts on generating revenue in the lockdown and converting stock into cash.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Legal issues, support challenges and more in the Lock In podcast

    Legal issues, support challenges and more in the Lock In podcast

    Legal challenges and opportunities come under the microscope in the latest episode of the Lock In podcast as the team are joined by licensing specialist Andy Grimsey from Poppleston Allen. We also tackle some of latest challenges facing the sector, debate the need for a Hospitality Minister and Heath puts forward the theory that Boris Johnson is enacting a particularly twisted reality television experiment on the sector.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Pub_lover1988 ,

Brilliant

Absolutely fantastic podcast, real chat with real people. As someone in the trade as well always great to hear opinions and thoughts on trending issues. Well done lads 👏👏👏👏

Frank_5000 ,

Honest and entertaining

Good to hear from real people in the pub industry, especially now. But also gives a bit of thought provoking, business help

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