The Pioneering Pub People Podcast 2022

Fill your ears with advice, tips and ideas from some of the best pub operators in the business with this new podcast series for publicans from Zonal and the British Institute of Innkeeping.

Listen to the full podcast series to learn from award-winning licensees talking about every aspect of running a pub to help you grow your business and, ultimately, boost the bottom line.

Episode 1 - Chris and Jason Black, The Pityme Inn

In the first episode of our new podcast series in partnership with the BII, we sit down with Chris Black of The Pityme Inn, winners of the 2021 Licensee of the Year award, to talk about getting started in the sector and how their business has developed since opening in 2018, the key to success for The Pityme Inn, and how they’re approaching some of the key challenges facing hospitality in the current economic climate.

Episode 2 - Tanya and Alex Williams, The Polgooth Inn

In the second episode of the Pioneering Pub People Podcast series in partnership with the BII, Molly is joined by Tanya Williams of the Polgooth Inn, winner of the Licensee of the Year award in 2018 with her husband Alex, to talk about what’s new at the Polgooth Inn, how they’ve made their mark with both the local community and tourists and what the secret to success has been for the business.

Episode 3 - David Hage & Mark Osborne, The Railway

In the third episode of our podcast series in partnership with the BII, Molly is joined by David Hage and Mark Osborne, winners of the Licensee of the Year award in 2019 with their pub The Railway. Topics covered include how both David and Mark got started in the industry and in their first pub, how they’re facing the current staffing crisis and the importance of having the right staff, and how technology helps them manage their three pub estate.

Episode 4 - Cassie Davison, The Gate Hangs Well

In the fourth episode of our Pioneering Pub People Podcast in partnership with the BII, Molly is joined by Cassie Davison, Licensee of The Gate Hangs Well to talk about taking on a pub in Covid times, building the right offering for the pub, the value of customer care and technology, and the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance for The Gate Hangs Well’s team.

Episode 5 - Amanda & Nick Hemming, The Heron Inn

In the fifth and final episode of the Pioneering Pub People podcast, Molly is joined by Amanda and Nick Hemming, Licensee of the Year Award 2022 winners, as they discuss how they both got started in the business, how their offering at The Heron Inn has led to success for the pub, why focussing on staff development is important, and what the future has in store!

Zonal has a wide range of technology solutions designed to make life easier and businesses more profitable. Find out more about our range designed specifically with pub tenants and licensees in mind, here!

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