Behind the Bar Podcast is new to the industry, speaking to those at the heart of the trade, who work in and support our industry. We find out their highs, lows, opportunities and realities of working in the pub trade.


Steve Alton - BII CEO

What is Workforce and why have we launched?


Dawn Lawrence - Founder of HJUK

How to get the best from your CV


Kayleigh Fox - Marketing & Fundraising Manager LTC

How to gain access to the LTC support & what they offer


Ollie Coulombeau - Pub Manager & Workforce Mentor

How Ollie got into hospitality and some top tips


Paddy Howley - Founder of So Let's Talk

How Paddy started his own company focused on mental health


Will Scoffield - Assistant Manager & Workforce Ambassador

How Will became Assistant Manager within 2 years of his first job


Vanessa D'Souza - Neurodivergent Ambassador

How neurodivergence in hospitality needs awareness, and Vanessa's time on MasterChef


Harry Widgery - Chef Apprentice

How Harry's experience as a chef apprentice helped his plans for progression


Paddy Howley - Founder of So Let's Talk

How to overcome burnout


James Fox - National Accounts Manager at Tiny Rebel

How the changes in trends have influenced the hospitality industry


Flo Pearce - Licensee of The Tollemache Arms

How Flo became a licensee and how important her staff are to her


Meg Stone - @megisunemployed (TikToker)

How sobriety has effected socialising in pubs