Here comes summer (apparently)

As the door swings open and a clutch of courageous clients shake the spring squalls from their coats and hair, you may be wondering where those semi-mythical sunny days have got to.

You’re not alone. We’ve all had enough of rain and cold to last us till, well, late autumn at the very least. So, let’s think ahead to warmer days, bluer skies and longer evenings.

King Charles’ Coronation is an obvious starting point for a summer of events and celebrations – inside and out. And while the British public has done its part in lifting the hospitality sector, post-Pandemic, thinking creatively remains crucial to a venue’s success.

Landlords and proprietors need to get planning fast. There are always chances to tie events to the summer’s sporting and social season (think Wimbledon Pimm’s parties or Ashes-linked Aussie BBQ nights). In fact, anything from a weekly hog-roast to a full-blown mini-beer festival will need preparation and that begins with licence compliance and variation.

Organisers will have enough of a headache locating supplies of drink, food and decorations – not to mention staffing and publicising events. This is where Complete Licensing can step in and take all the trouble of out the legal issues.

Whether it’s an extra period of opening times, a variation for outdoor marquees, help with audio levels or advice on keeping the neighbours happy, we have the answers. In fact, we can take care of everything except maybe the catering. And the sun. We’re all in the same boat on that one.