All Late Night Venues (Nightclubs) articles

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    In pictures: Rekom opens debut Heidi’s in Cardiff


    The late-night operator has brought the Scandinavian brand to the UK as part of its wider growth and acquisition strategy

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    NTIA urges PM to #LetUsDance on NYE


    The Night Time Industries Association has written an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him to end the uncertainty for the UK’s late night sector.

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    Peter Marks: ‘Nightclub closures another kick in the teeth for beleaguered sector’


    The move by the Scottish and Welsh governments has been criticised by the Rekom chairman as being yet “more baseless restrictions”.

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    Scottish nightclubs to close on 27 December


    Nightclubs in the country will close for a three-week period following Boxing Day, following consultation with the industry

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    Third of late-night venues fear new year closure


    On average, late night venues have lost around £46k per unit in lost sales and cancellations so far over the festive period, according to a new poll by the Night Time Industries Association.

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    Nightclubs in Wales to close after Boxing Day


    Night Time Industries Association’s chief executive Michael Kill says the sector has been placed in an untenable position and has no choice but “to come out fighting”.

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    Vaccine passports rule evaded with furniture


    Scottish nightclubs have been getting creative in a bid to avoid the requirements for guests to have vaccine passports by putting seats on their dancefloors.

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    Late night operators have ‘failed to get safety message across’


    Following reports about spiking by injection, Rekom UK CEO Peter Marks told MCA it had found no evidence of any needles during checks on guests entering its venues

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    Women boycott clubs amid ‘spiking epidemic’


    Students are planning to boycott nightclubs next week as part of nationwide protests, with more than 30 universities taking part in the campaign in a bid to force venues to increase safety measures.

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    Shortage of door staff risking public safety


    The late-night sector has struggled to fill vacancies since it reopened in July after many people left the industry due to the prolonged shutdown period during the pandemic.

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    Nightclub definition will capture swatches of Scottish late-night venues


    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s definition of a nightclub, in relation to the introduction of vaccine passports, will capture swatches of Scotland’s nighttime economy, UKHospitality Scotland has warned.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Caution remains as consumers return to nightclubs


    Research from CGA indicates consumers have shown strong interest in visiting nightclubs since reopening on July 19, with 43% of 18 to 24 year olds – a core demographic for the late night sector - having visited a nightclub within ten days of them reopening. However, there were also signs of apprehension among some returning guests.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Majority of consumers have returned to hospitality since July 19


    CGA research indicates that 56% of consumers have returned to restaurants, pubs and bars since 19 July, although a continued focus on social distancing measures in venues is keeping sales below pre-Covid levels. In total, around three quarters (73%) of consumers have returned to the out-of-home market since venues could reopen in April.

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    Analysis & Insight

    Further 12,000 licensed premises set to reopen on 19 July


    New research from CGA and AlixPartners predicts 12,000 hospitality venues could reopen next Monday, but several challenges remain for the sector. The latest edition of the Market Recovery Monitor reveals net closures across the licensed sector equivalent to 25 per day during the last 12 months.

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    Late night venues to benefit from 18-30s


    Research shows the vast majority of young people aged 18-30 plan to responsibly return to late night leisure venues, with three quarters of respondents happy to adhere to government guidelines and measures. Yet, average spending could be 7% lower.  

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    House of Song to open second live music venue


    The House of Song is to open its second live music venue, Studio 88, off Leicester Square, later this month.

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    Novus appoints first graduate roles


    Nightclub operator Novus Leisure has launched a graduate scheme to help young people learn and develop in the hospitality sector

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    Licence to develop


    Toby Smith left Stonegate Pub Company looking for a new challenge. In taking the top seat at Novus Leisure he has certainly chosen one, but he tells Mark Wingett that he has a strong base on which to build and a new format that he believes could be a phenomenal success

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    Over the last two years Revolution Bars and chief executive Mark McQuater have helped each other restore their reputations. From a failed sales process, the company has dusted itself down and under McQuater impressively re-invented itself leading to a re-engaged consumer and an uplift in sales

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    “Just one more thing… ”


    London’s late-night sector is globally renowned but, as Columbo Group co-founder Steve Ball tells James Wallin, the authorities are not doing enough to support a sector that enriches the capital both culturally and economically