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How to become a Leased & Tenanted Publican

At Punch we have pub business opportunities to suit all levels of skills and experience and of course pubs which need different investment levels.

There are several crucial steps which you need to take when taking on your own pub business:

Step One: you will need a BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) - a nationally recognised qualification for anyone wishing to apply for a personal licence to become the licensee of a pub in England and Wales. This is a one-day course. For Scotland the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) must be obtained. To find out more below -
Personal Licence Holder Training Online
ABV Training
Arrochar Associates – Trainers and Consultants

Step Two: you will need to complete BII Pre-Entry Awareness Training (PEAT). This can be done online, in your own time, and it shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours. This brief training programme is accredited by the BIIAB, and it will help you identify the main issues that you should consider and investigate before you even take on a pub tenancy or lease. To enrol right now, click here.

Step Three: once you have found your perfect pub and want to formally apply, we will carry out a credit check and check proof of funding with you. You will need to prepare a business plan and depending upon your previous experience in the trade you will need to have business and legal advice. We can point you in the right direction for both of these areas of expertise.

Click here to download Business Plan - Part 1

Click here to download Business Plan - Part 2

Step Four: Induction Training is an important part of setting you on the right track. We require all our publicans to follow the induction programme (even if you have run a pub before) because, in our experience, it makes a big difference to your chances of success. From retail standards to managing and training people. We also offer apprenticeships for you and your staff for further on-going support.

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For help and support with any of the above, please contact a member of the recruitment team on 01283 501999

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