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Gill Sherratt

Wayne Blinkhorn - May 9th 2022
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Brief Conversations: Leisure and Hospitality in Cumbria

Napthens - December 13th 2021
Our panel revisit their discussions from during the pandemic to see what has changed and what new challenges and opportunities are facing the sector in Cumbria and beyond.
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Vaccine passports still a possibility

Napthens - September 26th 2021
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Your Napthens Licensing Team

Wayne Blinkhorn - July 1st 2021
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Brief Conversations: Cumbria’s Leisure sector and COVID

Napthens - November 12th 2020
In this Brief Conversation recorded before the national lockdown, Head of Cumbria, Jamie Allison sat down with Gill Haigh from Cumbria Tourism, Sam Ward, MD at Umbel Restaurants, Colin Johnson of MHA Moore and Smalley and Ben Berry, director at Lake District Hotels Resorts and Venues to discuss the recent challenges facing the leisure sector in the county.
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Napthens supports The Cube in licence extension

Napthens - October 14th 2020
A popular Poulton bar and restaurant has been granted permission to serve customers outside for longer, following an extension of its licence permissions by Wyre Council.
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Health and Safety in the leisure sector

Napthens - August 19th 2020
In this Brief Conversation, Head of Leisure and Licensing, Malcolm Ireland chats to Chris Walker who heads up Napthens Health and Safety. The pair discuss the current situation, what leisure businesses need to be considering and what's possibly around the corner for them.
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Following guidance key for building trust in leisure industry

Napthens - June 23rd 2020
Head of Leisure and Licensing, Malcolm Ireland has welcomed the latest government announcement that the country’s leisure sector can reopen on July 4 but has offered caution to licensees and business owners.
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Coronavirus: regulations to keep bars and restaurants closed

Napthens - March 27th 2020
In a move that most of us could have barely imagined two weeks ago, the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force at 14:00 on Saturday 21st March 2020, and created powers to keep premises closed. The Government has since passed the Coronavirus Bill which gives further powers relating to licensing.
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Welcome clarification on government guidance: premises that must remain closed

Napthens - March 25th 2020
An expert in the hospitality sector has reported some clarification for pubs wishing to operate takeaway services following the Government’s Coronavirus ‘lockdown.’
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Welcome for leisure sector support but ‘more innovation’ needed

Napthens - March 18th 2020
An expert in the leisure and licensing sector has called on the Government to offer more innovative support for the leisure sector or risk thousands of jobs.
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Napthens advises owners of new Bowness bar

Napthens - September 17th 2019
Our experts have advised the entrepreneurs behind a new venue in Bowness set to open its doors next month.
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David Bremner, left, Marketing Director of Robinsons Brewery and Malcolm Ireland, right, Head of Leisure and Licensing at Napthens

Bright future ahead for niche pubs, insists leisure sector expert

Napthens - August 23rd 2019
Pubs in the North West can look forward to a bright future if they find their niche in the market, says a leading legal expert for the leisure sector.
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Pubs encouraged to look after locals during cold snaps

Napthens - January 23rd 2019
An expert in leisure and licensing law is urging landlords to watch out for vulnerable customers if the weather takes a turn for the worse.
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