Diageo launches information phone line for licensed business owners

Diageo has launched a new information phone line that is available to support licensed business owners who want to access the commercial measures announced by the Government.

The phone line, 0207 728 2556 and is free to call. Operators can also enquire via email: Publican.Support@uk.gt.com

The new line is provided by Grant Thornton UK LLP, a leading business and financial adviser, and gives information to customers, from both the on and off-trade.

Melissa Wisdom – On Trade Director, Great Britain said, “We know the next few weeks pose challenges and uncertainties for all working in the licensed trade. We want to make sure that where there is government support available, our customers are empowered to make the most of it.

'Working with Grant Thornton LLP, information and support is now available, on the phone and by email, to help you access the measures announced by the government.”

The news follows the broader suite of measures announced by Diageo earlier in the week to help support the British drinks trade as it faces unprecedented challenges from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

Diageo has made £1m available to support bartenders in the free trade across Great Britain, will be providing complimentary training and online learning available for all bartenders and will be supporting smaller retailers, pubs and bars through increasing its flexibility on order sizes.