Heineken UK has expanded its on-trade support resource with a series of webinars, offering advice to operators on navigating lockdown.
Keg Talks feature a series of independent speakers and operators who share advice on areas ranging from government grants and advice on furlough to ideas on how to adapt your business for delivery or takeaway. Each 20-minute webinar is accessible in video and audio formats.
The episodes are hosted on the newly launched the Pub Collective site, open to the entire on-trade as an online resource for advice, government guidance and inspirational stories.
Operators visiting the Pub Collective can submit questions to the expert speakers ahead of the interviews, which will then be addressed on the webinar. Alternatively, operators who have specific topics on which they'd like advice can submit requests.
Stephen Watt, on-trade sales director at Heineken UK, said: "As a business, we're striving to do everything we can to support the on trade during these difficult times. Part of this process is creating an open dialogue between us and our customers or licensees to identify the areas in which they need advice. The launch of this new series of webinars enables us to gather that feedback from operators and address their questions with independent experts."
The first in the series features Vandana Dass, managing director of Davenport Solicitors, who sheds light on the technicalities around furlough, as well as information on government grants and loans.
Michele Civiera, managing director of Civerinos. and Sam Ulph, chief executive of e-commerce site StarStock, will talk about creating additional revenue streams through food delivery or takeaway services, both during and after lockdown.