Are you part of the Next Generation of licensees who are driving the pub trade into the future?

Research by Barclays has revealed how 15 per cent of pubs are now owned by an operator aged between 25 and 34 —representing a 25 per cent increase in young licensees in the past three years.

The face of the pub industry is changing before our very eyes and Inapub's new club is designed with exactly that in mind.

We are delighted to be launching Next Generation, a networking club and series of events held around the country, designed for new licensees and managers with aspirations of taking on their own venue.

Brightest and best

In what can at times be a lonely profession, Next Generation will bring the brightest and best new licensees in the country together to share experiences and learn new skills that will help them make their pub businesses better than ever.

We will provide a chance to meet and chat at a must-visit venue with a host of speakers who will help you mould the future of your business.

Membership is free but you must attend at least one event a year to claim the benefits, which include:

  • Opportunities to network with entrepreneurs at a similar stage in their careers who are the "future stars" of the industry
  • The chance to attend informal events at venues offering new concepts with food, drink and business intelligence all provided free of charge
  • Taking part in discussions about market-leading business-building ideas presented by a speaker panel designed specifically for you
  • Being recognised and profiled as a "rising star" within Inapub
  • The opportunity to meet suppliers who will share market knowledge and the latest product/service solutions
  • Discounts on products and services provided by Inapub.

Tess Eaton, who runs award-winning freehouse The Crown in Hastings, East Sussex, (pictured below) is keen to get involved.

She said: "I think Next Generation is a great idea. Running a business means that you are making important decisions on a daily basis and it would be very useful to be able to discuss these with other publicans and learn from other people's similar experiences.

"There are lots of other people with expertise in certain areas but it is hard to know who to go to for assistance or more information. Sharing past experiences and ideas will help us all in the industry to improve and provide the best place we can for employees and customers."

Be inspired

Peter Tiley, the licensee of CAMRA's Pub of the Year, The Salutation in Ham, Gloucestershire, (pictured above) added that he gets inspired by meeting entrepreneurial licensees who run exceptional pubs.

"For me, the best way to get ideas is to visit pubs and to speak to the people who are running them," he said.

"Next Generation could be a useful way of bringing a group of like-minded licensees together."

We look forward to seeing you there!

Do you want to be a member of the Next Generation?

We are looking for entrepreneurial licensees with up to two years' experience running their pub and managers who are ready to take the leap into running their own business.

Membership is free and all those chosen to take part by Inapub will be kept informed about our series of events. The first event is due to take place at Sky's West London studios on April 11 and more will follow across the country.

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