ALMR, BII and FLVA launch legislation seminars

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The ALMR (Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers), British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), and Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations (FLVA) have announced dates for a series of MRO seminars, to be held nationwide, after an initial event proved a huge success; becoming oversubscribed with attendees joining a waiting list before the day.

The ‘MRO & You’ events aim to bring licensees up to speed on the new legislation utilising a panel of industry experts. At the first seminar, held in the City of London, Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive of the ALMR was joined by; Mike Clist, CEO of the BII; Paul Newby, Pubs Code Adjudicator; James Anderson, Chairman of PICAS; and Daniel Mackernan, Savills.

Similar seminars will now be held on the following dates, with further information to be provided closer to the time:

22nd June 2016 – London
5th July 2016 – Guildford
20th July 2016 – Nottingham
13th September 2016 – Leeds
26th September 2016 – Liverpool
3rd October 2016 – Birmingham

Kate Nicholls commented: “The introduction of the new statutory code will be the most significant event to affect the sector and will have a real and direct impact on all tied lessees. It is vital therefore that they understand the implications and how the new rules apply to them and the ALMR has been working with the BII and FLVA to produce guidance in layman’s terms. With government, the Adjudicator and the pubcos unable to provide practical advice and interpretation, the trade bodies are fully equipped to support their members as the new rules roll out.”

Mike Clist added: “We’re thrilled to announce the next dates of our MRO & You seminars, with more still yet to be confirmed. The first event proved very popular and was hugely informative for all who attended, with a panel that truly comprised of the great and the good from the industry.

“It’s been great for the ALMR, BII and FLVA to work together to ensure that the adoption of the new code is as smooth as possible for retailers. The new guidelines are a tricky proposition for licensees to work their way through and we want to make sure that no one feels lost or falls through the cracks during the transition period. This is a big step for licensees and we are committed to providing the best resources for our members both in terms of advice and pre entry training; there are events taking place nationwide to make it as easy as possible for people to attend.”

Places at each seminar are free to ALMR, BII and FLVA members and cost £50 for non-members. To book a place, contact: or call 0208 579 2018

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