News And Events – Personal Licence Training (UK) Limited
December 2012 news and events
PLT launch SCLPS e-learning course
We’re delighted this month to launch the Scottish Certificate for Licensed Premises Staff (SCLPS), an online training programme for people working in licensed premises in Scotland. This is an instructive and interactive means of completing mandatory basic training, covering the 16 training modules prescribed by Scottish government. Try the SCLPS demo on the Personal Licence Online website.
PLT launch APLH e-learning course news and events
Personal Licence Training now offer APLH training in a distance learning format. Candidates can learn at their own pace, anywhere with an internet connection, and then book a forty minute invigilated examination. Access the material and learn more at Personal Licence Online.
Launch of Personal Licence Online
PLT are pleased to announce the launch of Personal Licence Online, a specialist online user area dedicated to distance learning. The Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) e-learning course (pictured) offers a specialist and fully interactive learning course, accessible anywhere with an internet connection. Try out our APLH e-learning demo at Personal Licence Online.
PLT websites have been enhanced, making it easier to view and book courses. Licensing resources are now available to download, and it is quick and easy to sign up to specialist licensing guides.
Personal Licence Training Ltd were delighted to attend the Birmingham Boishakhi Mela Trade Fair 2012 in Handsworth Park on the 27th May 2012.
Social media launch!
Facebook: A PLT facebook page has been launched, dedicated to keeping links strong with friends in the trade and hospitality sectors. Specific pages have set up for the APLH and SCPLH qualifications, personal licence and premises licence.
Twitter: Follow us on twitter! PLT are building links under the alcohollicence twitter tag and have been impressed with the response, with over four hundred pubs, shops, organisations and government groups already connected with us.
Better looking websites
PersonalLicenceTraining.co.uk has been given a facelift! The redesigned features of the site, including links to our online course locator and APLH/SCPLH mock exams should make browsing for a course easier.
February 1st 2012- A memorable day for AlcoholLicence.org! Our licensing blog, AlcoholLicence.org, had over 10,000 visits in January 2012 alone. To mark the success of the blog, the site has been updated with a new colour scheme and font. Our thanks to all of our readers!
Happy New Year to all our clients and associates! 2011 has been our most successful year to date, having contributed to around 1000 licence applications in England, Scotland and Wales. With this in mind, we anticipate a busy 2012.
Launch of online booking: An online booking system has been integrated into PersonalLicence.com. We hope that the choice of online as well as phone booking will assist licence applicants in searching for a course.
Launch of PersonalLicence.com
Our brand new website has been launched: PersonalLicence.com. A dedicated services page relating to premises licence applications has been designed to help our clients browse for specific services. Meanwhile, our course locator mapping system has been integrated into the personal licence side of the site.
Personal Licence Training are set to open their new East Midlands satellite office in Long Eaton, Derbyshire.The National Trust has embarked on alcohol licence training for most of its senior management throughout the United Kingdom. They have acquired the services of Personal Licence Training Limited and the first group of managers undergo NCPLH training this month in Bury St Edmonds. A spokes person for PLT said they were delighted with the deal and look forward to a long term relationship with the National Trust. Miss Jo Taylor from Personal Licence Training Limited said: “All of the company’s NCPLH trainers were excited as some of the training may be conducted at historical National Trust sites.”
Hospitality NVQs on the way: Worksop based specialist training and funding provider Park Houses Services Limited have teamed up with Personal Licence Training Limited to help deliver alcohol and hospitality based training programmes to the licensed retail sector.
Alcohol Licence Blog
Following the success our licensing blog, we have launched an upgraded model: alcohollicence.org. The Alcohol Licence blog will provide a regular update on licensing issues, as well as news and views on related events. We hope to provide a valuable resource for clients and the wider retail and hospitality trades.
Blog is the in-word this month as personal licence training launch a its new set of online blogs. The idea is to give our 15,000 former clients and our new clients a daily up-date on licensing issues. You can log on to our free blog using the link below. http://personallicencetraining.blogspot.com/Big names on board this month include:
UK Surveyors join the team
The company can now offer a full planning service for change of use for Restaurants and Hot Food Take-Aways, eg, A3 and A5.
From time to time, we decide to make alterations to our properties where we will require Planning Consent and Building Regulations for these works. Planning is usually applied for by means of existing and proposed drawing and the relevant forms being submitted to the Local Authority
Some residential alteration works will not require planning consent, these are known as permitted developments and if you works fall into this category it can save you both time and money.
If this sounds confusing, it is, because the law relating to planning matters is complicated and you invariably need a professional advisor to guide you through the process.
Scottish website update Due to the sucess of our sister company personal licence Scotland.com and the introduction of new online learning products our I.T. team has been expanded. We hope to add e-learning and online booking to all of our other websites over the coming months. Matt, Jermery and Dean will also developing new pages and sites for specific market areas.
Scottish website update
Due to the sucess of our sister company personal licence Scotland.com and the introduction of new online learning products our I.T. team has been expanded. We hope to add e-learning and online booking to all of our other websites over the coming months. Matt, Jermery and Dean will also developing new pages and sites for specific market areas.
Personal Licence Training Limited and CPL Training Limited join forces!
The Midlands and North London’s leading NCPLH training provider have joined forces with CPL Training Ltd. CPL Training are the North’s leading training provider in hospitality qualifications. Managing Director of Personal Licence Training Limited (Stephen Carr) said: “Our mission is simple to become the dominate force in providing quality NCPLH licensing qualifications throughout the United Kingdom”.
Personal Licence Training Limited are set to invest a further £250,000 in their I.T Department to help develop more on line traffic to their existing websites, and to develop further websites with interactive e-learning courses on line for their existing and new clients. Daniel Davis, the Managing Director of CPL Training, has already invested £500.000 in developing a new range of hospitality based on line training products for the industry. Dean Carr (Marketing and I.T Director) said: “we are currently on a recruitment drive to recruit more training providers and business introducers from all communities. We will also be looking to expand our network of professional invigilators throughout every major town and city in the United Kingdom. A recognised professional Invigilator in every major town and city will make licensing qualifications a simple task for our joint clients. Our business clients will be able to study at home or work using ether interactive on line courses or if they prefer PDF workbooks!”
Happy new year to all our customers, old and new. January proved an early start for our licensing department with two new premises licence applications being granted in the first week of the New Year, Mr A’s Restaurant in Plumstead London and North Bound Service Station in Northants. The company also launched it’s new web site for Lancashire & Blackpool and hope to expand it’s operations in the North West of England. We are also working with CPL Training to develop and deliver a new range of E-Learning products for the hospitality industry; these should be going live in March 2010 and will be added to all of our websites. We will also be offering courses and training for Designated Premises Supervisors (DPS) during 2010 and also under development is NCPLH training courses in Punjabi, Hindi and Gujarati. For personal licence courses (NCPLH) in Lancashire check out http://www.personallicenceblackpool.co.uk
Yellow card for two Leicester city retailers:
Personal licence training attended two hearings this week as Police and Trading Standards crack down on underage sales in the city. PLT was instructed to provide training and licence advice to both retailers. Both city retailers had to agree to new conditions being imposed on their licence. One more failed test purchase could mean the loss of their alcohol licences, as Leicester operate a two strike rule- meaning two failed test purchases and you could face revocation of your licence
BIIAB Training for Metropolitan Police, Personal licence training limited has just provided BII NCPLH training courses for the Metropolitan Police club in Bushey North London. We are currently discussing a possible “Alcohol Awareness Course” which may be trialed by the Metropolitan Police in West London for anyone who fails a test purchase. If you would like to no more about our BII award for responsible retailing please call head office on Tel:0845 388 5472
Premises licence secured for DHL Logistics.
Jo Taylor of personal licence training Limited has just licensed DHL Logistics,Hams hall depot in Coleshill, Birmingham. A very successful month for the company as we produced over 20 new licence applications for new shops, suppermarkets & off licence premises including, The Sapcote Club, Hinckley, International Mini Market, Nottingham, The Manor Club, West Midlands, Europe_booze, Gloucester, H&R News, Camberley, Surrey, Earl Shilton News Plus, Leicestershire, Matthews Restaurant, The Custard Factory, Birmingham, Select Supermarket, Coventry, Hollywood News, Birmingham, Arman Brothers, Kettering, Kismet Restaurant, Birmingham, Monolith UK Ltd, London, Brockhill Stores, Bromsgrove, Spartan Tavern, Loughborough, Roneo Wines, Essex, Port & Starboard Restaurant, Cornwall, RC’s Wines, Redditch, Nigel’s News, Melton Mowbray, Calabria Italian Restaurant, Chesterfield, Jays Convenience Stores, West Midlands, Leicester Cricket Academy, Leicester.
With the new licensing Act for Scotland due come in to force our sister company personal licence Scotland.com have been busy booking candidates on to SCPLH training courses throughout Scotland. The Company has also this month provided staff training courses for Jurys Inns, Edinburgh and Glasgow and NCPLH courses for IBIS Hotels in Birmingham & central London. For details on licensing in Scotland please visit our Scottish website: www.personallicencescotland.com
New Associate Philip Stook joins the personal licence team. Phil is set to deliver the BII course for the NCPLH and will look after the A1M and M11 corridors, to include Cambridge, Letchworth, Harlow, Epping, Potters Bar, Chelmsford, Braintree, Colchester, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Huntingdon, Biggleswade, Maldon, Rayleigh and Basildon. His new web page and BII training dates should be on line shortly. Tony Close Leicester and Nottingham Associate gets ready to deliver new BIIAB E-Assessment for the Charnwood area in Leicestershire, Tony will help deliver BII courses in his local area. Tony has worked closely with the company over the last ten years and can provide help with change of use A3 and A5, new premises licence applications, hearings, staff training.
DHL Logistics Train the first group of managers at their Birmingham depot for the BIIAB National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders. Logistics companies are required under the 2003 licensing Act to have a Designated Premises Supervisor to oversee the delivery of alcohol.
Royal Air Force (RAF) train for BII NCPLH at RAF base in Henlow, well done as they all passed with flying colours.
New training venue annonced for north London, Mark Leaver the Companies north London associate has set up a new venue for for the London Borough of Barnett, Enfield and Haringey. The BII personal licence training venue will host BIIAB on line E-Assessments and training on a regular basis as well as NCFE off-line exams for local business premises in the north London area. The new BII training venue will also offer training for the BIIAB level 1 award for responsible retailing and food hygiene training. Mark hopes to be offering his first NCPLH course in April 2009.The Company are looking to expand their network of BII associates to cover the whole of the UK during 2009. We would like to welcome on board Rajbir Singh and Maneet Kaur who will cover west London and look after candidates from the Punjabi and Afganistan London communities. If you would like to become an associate or BII business introducer please call head office for more information. Boston Manor hotel in Ealing, London now offer BII NCPLH on -line training every two weeks for the west London area.
Personal Licence Training Limited train more celebrities for the BII personal licence qualification. Added to our list of personalities for 2009 is Birmingham based music star Apache Indian who is set to launch his new hospitality & music venue in Corporation Street in Birmingham city centre. The Apache Indian lead singer (Steven) has sold over 11 million records world wide and opens his new bar on Friday the 20th of February 2009. Personal Licence Training Limited & our Associate Tony Close would like to wish him all the best with his new venture and thank him for asking us to secure his premises licence and provide additional BII training for bar staff. Celebrities we have trained in the passed include Steven Gerrard’s Mom from Liverpool FC who is now running a successful pub in Southport. Aston Villa Leisure centre’s new bars & conference Manager has just passed her BIIAB Personal Licence qualification with us!
Associate Peter Edgar undertakes BII DPS training for the Royal Artillery Museum, Greenwich, London. The Academy provide staff training to hotel chain JURYS INN in Scotland. The Company has provided (SCLPS) staff training manuals and exams on the new licensing laws for Scotland to JURYS INNS hotels in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The new licensing Act comes in to force in Scotland in September 2009. Full details can be found on our Scottish website: www.personallicencescotland.com
Personal licence training (BII) for Management and staff at Bel Cante Restaurant in London EC3. The Company have just delivered NCPLH training to senior Management at the exclusive Bel Cante Restaurant in central London. The Restaurant chain have venues in Paris and Neuilly Sur Seine. Personal Licence Training Limited have also this month secured a contract for a new German Supermarket Chain coming to the Uk. The deal includes licensing 78 stores nationwide and providing Management and staff training for all stores.Stephen Carr has just secured a deal with Ma Pardoes in Netherton Dudley to run cellar management training courses at their famous Black Country Brewery and Pub. The company has this month delivered The NCPLH training course to all the Staff at the Black County Museum and the Old Swan in Netherton.
Another successful month so far for our premises licensing team with over eighteen new applications granted so far this month.
Company Launch New Websites
LTA launched the first of its trade dedicated websites aimed at Scotland and Wales. Personal Licence Scotland.com was released in January 2008 and has proved a successful venture for the group. Personal Licence Wales and the new LTTA site are set to go live mid October.
NCPLH Distance Learning Launched
Personal Licence Training.co.uk and the Company launch a new range of distance learning course books for the industry. These include the fundamentals of food hygiene, Basic health & Safety and the National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (NCPLH) level 2. Dean Carr secures new premises licence application in Twickenham London. The new application for an Off licensed premises just yards from Twickenhams famous rugby stadium was granted after a hearing with the local authority due to the premises being located in the towns cumulative impact zone. Dean also successfully secured two more new off licence applications opposite Wembly Stadium last month.
New Associates for the South
Personal Licence Training.co.uk and the LTA would like to welcome two new Associates to the Business, Peter Edgar based in Dunstable will look after Luton, St Albans, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Hertford, Harlow and Stevenage areas. Peter is responsible for licensing and personal licence training in the counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and the M1 corridor in to London. Peter has years of experience in the trade and should prove a valuable asset to the company. Mark Leaver joins us to look after the North London area and Essex again with a wealth of experience in the licensed trade and pub management. Mark also heads our corporate development team to develop relationships with major retailers and pub companies. Marks area includes; Watford, Barnet, Enfield, Wood Green, Harrow, Walthamstow and in to Westminster
South London Team join Group
Personal Licence Training.co.uk and the LTA join forces with the Directors of LTA South London. The London team, operating south of the river look after training in, Mitcham, Croydon and Tooting areas of London. They can offer training and interpretation for most training courses. Welcome to Liz Czyz who joins our licensing team Liz will be working on preparing new applications and licensing policy statements.
Personal Licence Training.co.uk have now been approved to deliver BII licensed trade related training courses. Marketing Director Mr Dean Carr said, “This can only help strengthen the company creditability within the industry and also give us a wider range of qualifications to offer our clients”. A full range of BII courses can be found within this and our other existing websites.
NCPLH training for MAKRO
Sales Director John Leslie delivers NCPLH training course’s to Makro store managers. In a move to secure more corporate clients John organised NCPLH training courses for Doncaster Rovers FC staff at the Keep Moat Stadium and also provided more of our cellar management courses for several staff at venues such as, The Carling Academy, Walk-About Bars and Leicester Race Course.
The Innterpub arm of the Company exhibited at the Royal Show Ground in Edinburgh to launch their new flag ship website for Scotland (Personal Licence Scotland.com). The two day show was a great success with lots of interest in the Scottish staff training course book for Scottish licensed premises staff. you can visit our Scottish site by clicking here: www.personallicencescotland.com.
Personal Licence Training Ltd announces four new training centres for Uxbridge, Hounslow, Ealing and Kenton. Licensing tutor Mr Panchal will be running APLH courses in Gujarati, Punjabi and Hindi alongside English. Regular APLH courses will be run at our new training venue Uxbridge Conservative Club. The venue offers free parking and an excellent lunch time menu.