Monthly Archives: October 2018

31 10, 2018

Introducing Our New Brand

Dear Members & Friends, It was a great pleasure to be able to announce our rebranding to Irish Hospitality Global at the Gathering 2018, our recent annual conference and awards ceremony in Galway. After 8 years of the federation being known as Irish Pubs Global we felt the time was right to review the brand against an ever changing and highly competitive world. Our decision to rebrand as Irish Hospitality Global is a strategic response to the decline in the numbers of Irish pubs and bars that we are seeing around the world. Our key belief is what makes the Irish Pub different to it's competitors is not just the unique physical product we produce but the brilliant welcoming experience that customers get when they come through the doors. That WELCOME and clear focus on giving the customer a great personal experience [...]

22 10, 2018

Managing employee operations effectively in your pub

Managing time and attendance properly couldn’t be more important for today’s pub owner. With a massive percent of pub-staff still signing in on sheets, and receiving their rosters on excel – the ability to see what is happening in your business simply isn’t there, instead it is replaced with an office full of paper. As a pub owner, you have a lot to think about. Aside from keeping your customers happy, you need to keep an eye on your employee operations, such as: Keeping compliant with labour laws & GDPR Managing contracts and employee documents Tracking employee holidays and time off Keeping Labour costs to a minimum Hit Sales & Labour spend targets Managing daily checks Paying staff correctly In some cases, an owner must do this for multiple locations, leaving them blindsided, and unknowingly haemorrhaging money into their labour [...]

19 10, 2018

Ireland wins gold at World Cocktail Championships

Congratulations to Ariel Sanecki, Senior Bartender at Adare Manor Hotel, winner of a Gold Medal for the Bartenders Association of Ireland in the Sparkling Cocktail Competition at the 44th World Cocktail Championships in Estonia. The 2018 WCC was organised by the International Bartenders Association and hosted by the Estonian Bartenders Association. Ariel’s cocktail named ‘Cocktail King’ was dedicated to the memory of the International Bartenders Association legend, Mr. Alex Beaumont, who passed away suddenly this year. ‘Cocktail King’ is made with Finlandia Vodka, De Kuyper Elderflower Liqueur, Calvados, Reàl Agave Nectar Infused Syrup, Monin Rhubarb Puree and Schlumberger Dry Sparkling Wine. The World Cocktail Championships is the only worldwide independent cocktail competition with 60 countries invited to participate in six different competitions: Before Dinner Cocktail Competition; After Dinner Cocktail Competition; Long Drink Cocktail Competition; Sparkling Cocktail Competition; Bartenders Choice Competition; Flair Cocktail Competition. The [...]

18 10, 2018

Introducing three new Irish whiskeys from Powerscourt Distillery

Fercullen Irish Whiskey The new Powerscourt Distillery in Co Wicklow has proudly unveiled its three new Irish whiskeys under the brand name Fercullen; Fercullen 14-Year Old Single Malt, Fercullen 10-Year-Old Single Grain and Fercullen Premium Blend Irish. With the release overseen by award winning Irish whiskey legend, Master Distiller Noel Sweeney, the three opening expressions form part of a planned portfolio of premium Irish whiskeys to be launched by the Powerscourt Distillery. With over 30 years experience in the whiskey industry and having formerly distilled the spirit that Fercullen uses, Noel is now also responsible for the new spirit being produced and laid down by the distillery – a unique attribute on today’s Irish whiskey landscape. “The decisions that I make impart huge influence over the spirit produced,” said Noel Sweeney. “So many choices and decisions affect the way that [...]