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Institute of Licensing (IoL)

The Institute of Licensing is the professional body that represents those who work within the field of Licensing.

The Institute responds to the needs of its members to develop professional skills through training and communication as well as by representing members’ views in the framing, reviewing and enforcement of laws and regulations.


PASS is leading a consultation with retailers, proof of age providers, enforcement bodies and consumers to find a common solution to acceptance of digital proof of age in physical retail outlets like shops, pubs, clubs and cinemas.

A growing number of people want to prove their age through a digital system on their phone as well as/or instead of having a physical proof of age card, and this consultation aims to help them to do that by finding the best way for that proof of age to be verified.

Pub is The Hub

Pub is the Hub are a not for profit organisation of specialist advisors for communities and licensees who are thinking of broadening their range of services.

They encourage communities, licensees, pub owners, breweries and the private sector to work together to match community priority needs with additional services which can be provided by the local pub and a good licensee.

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA)

The BBPA champions issues that matter to the beer and pub industry. These are causes their members are passionate about; whether it’s promoting beer as the nation’s drink, or campaigning against increases to beer duty and businesses rates that are so damaging to community pubs.

Their members are responsible for 90% of the beer brewed in Britain today and we represent around 20,000 of the country’s pubs

The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII)

The British Institute of Innkeeping was established nearly 40 years ago, but today exists to support, inspire, celebrate and promote the diversity of talented individuals working in the licensed trade.

They now have a national network of over 8,000 like-minded members, working across all areas of the sector – from apprentices to barstaff, pub chefs, managers, tenants, lessees and freetraders. Poppleston Allen are a BIIAS approved professional.

Bingo Association

The Bingo Association was formed in 1998, following the merger of the British Bingo Operators‘ Association and the Bingo Association of Great Britain. Bingo is a unique part of the gambling industry, firmly at the soft end of the spectrum of gambling activities, rooted in the social arena.

Their mission is to represent the industry, and to aid and inform sector operation and development.


Bacta is the trade body which represents the interests of Britain’s amusements and high street gaming manufacturers and operators.

The industry, whose roots date back to pre-war Britain, is employed in the delivery of what recent research conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) referred to as socially responsible, value for money and FUN!

Night Time Industries Association (NTIA)

The NTIA is a Trade Association and Membership Organisation that promotes the unique contribution of The Night Time Industry in the UK and internationally.

  • Ensuring that the public discussion about the benefits to the UK – and internationally – of the Night-Time Industry is clearly understood across society.
  • Championing the enormously successful entrepreneurs who make Britain one of the most exciting international destinations for tourists.
  • Challenging the unfair treatment and attitudes currently being imposed upon the Night-Time Industry


UKHospitality is the powerful voice representing the broad hospitality sector – covering everything from bars, coffee shops, contract catering, hotels, nightclubs, visitor attractions and other leisure venues.

It was formed from the merger of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (BHA) in April 2018. Its main aims are to represent the sector, promote the sector, share best practice and create an unrivalled networking platform.

Restaurant R200

Established over 10 years ago by Restaurant magazine, the R200 club is made of the top multi-site restaurant groups from across the UK.

Each year, the R200 hosts three events that bring together owners and operators from across the country to discuss current trends, build strong relationships, celebrate successes and support one another in what is a vibrant, but challenging sector.

The Morning Advertiser

The Morning Advertiser remains the UK’s leading provider of news and business information to the pub sector.

Since merging the sector’s two best-known magazines, the Publican and the Morning Advertiser, the brand has expanded and grown its operations both through its print title, industry leading website and the best events for the sector, from awards to high-level business networking events.

Leisure Property Forum

The LPF is a networking organisation which focuses exclusively on the wider leisure industry and its relationships with other sectors, such as retail, finance and commercial. It is a property-based forum which offers regular high-quality seminars, events and networking opportunities for anyone involved in the leisure industry.

Their members are from across the leisure property sector – professional advisors, property agents, operators and investors. They also have a membership category for the next generation of leisure property professionals.

Best Bar None

Best Bar None is an Accreditation Scheme with National Awards supported by the Home Office and the drinks industry which is aimed primarily at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises.

It was piloted in Manchester in 2003 and found to improve standards in the Evening and Night Time Economy, with premises now competing to participate. It has since been adopted by 75 towns and cities across the UK and is now being taken up internationally.

Gambling Commission

The Gambling Commission was set up under the Gambling Act 2005. They have responsibility for the regulation of betting and remote gambling, as well as helping to protect children and vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

They also regulate the National Lottery under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993.


MCA is the new incarnation of a business created by the merger between two of the leading specialist information providers serving the eating and drinking out market, M&C Report and Allegra Foodservice.

This unique combination of expert intelligence now provides comprehensive daily news coverage, together with essential analysis, market data, insight and trends.

National Pubwatch

National Pubwatch is a small but active voluntary organisation which was set up to support existing Pubwatch schemes and encourage the creation of new Pubwatch schemes.

Its key aim is to help achieve a safe, secure and responsibly led social drinking environment in all licensed premises throughout the UK and thereby reduce alcohol-related crime. Established in 1997.

Gambling Business Group

The Gambling Business Group (GBG) is a representation of gambling organisation members from all sectors of the UK Gambling Industry, including Casinos, Bingo, Betting, Arcades, Remote, Machines and Suppliers. In addition to these key members there is also a strong representation from supporting businesses that include legal, finance, consultancy and recruitment organisations.

Their members account for up to 70% of the UK’s Gross Gaming Yield (GGY) making the GBG the most significant representation of Gambling Businesses in the UK.