Living and Working during a Pandemic
With pubs closed for months on end, Bottling Hall Team Leader, David Kefford, worked hard to keep up with online sales and the exceptionally high supermarket demand for bottled beers.
As General Manager of The Broadwater in Worthing, Diane Guest missed having people around her. And then she joined the Jabs Army as a vaccine volunteer...
Keeping our properties maintained and safe to work in during the pandemic involved speedy decision making from the Property team’s Senior Purchasing Manager, Mitesh Panikker.
Working front of house during a pandemic had its challenges, says Dylan Mayer. But lockdown with a young family to support was worse. Which is why he was grateful for the Support Fund...
Human Resources Business Partner, Kiran Elliott, helped deal with a multitude of queries from team members during the pandemic – and experienced being in and out of furlough herself, too.
Living in a closed pub in a rural location during lockdown was not good for General Manager, Toby Brown’s wellbeing. He missed constant work, customers and camaraderie.
With very strict rules in place governing behaviour in pubs, Senior Gaming & Entertainment Manager, Lee Newman, and team had to find ways to create a familiar, relaxed experience.
Originally from the north east, Pub Partners Business Development Manager, Sarah Barron, relocated ‘home’ as the pandemic hit – just in time to help anxious tenants.
Lockdown saw the majority of Quads technical service engineers furloughed. But Jack Dickson was one of three ‘techies’ who continued to work. And he took on the whole of Scotland.
Business Development Manager, Dave Davies, only joined Metropolitan Pub Company weeks before Covid-19 hit, but helped create new opportunities and assisted pubs to achieve their highest ever earnings on reopening.
When Michelle Richardson started working front of house at The Bell Inn in Yeovil during the pandemic, she didn’t imagine that within weeks she’d be making Christmas happier for underprivileged children.
What do you do when the government closes your pubs at short notice? Head Of Food Development for Metropolitan Pub Company, Ray Corrie, helped turn his pubs into shops...
Rob Keithley is a Business Development Manager for the Hungry Horse brand and helped to raise the highest ever amount for Macmillan, despite Covid restrictions being in place.
Tara Wearing is General Manager of The Cherry Tree in Newcastle-under-Lyme. By using social media and harnessing her passion for the job, she exceeded all sales expectations when pubs reopened.
All across the UK, our pubs provided support to their communities during the pandemic. At The Fountain in Aberfeldy, licensee Gavin Price’s efforts saw him win awards, including an MBE.