Helping Hands for NI Pub Trade

12 April 2010

Press Release 9th April 2010 HELPING HANDS FOR NI PUB TRADE The Federation of the Retail Licensed Trade (FRLT), which represents the pub trade in Northern Ireland, has expanded its membership offering with the appointment of a range of key service providers to provide assistance and support

Four leading local specialists have been appointed to supply FRLT members with a unique professional support network through a range of key services available to FRLT members on preferential terms. These include accountancy and taxation services from PricewaterhouseCoopers; Insurance and risk management from Dawson Whyte; legal services from McCartan Turkington Breen Solicitors; and property and rates services from Whelan Property Consultants. The appointed key service providers will also provide a range of valuable high quality services free to FRLT members including telephone help lines, web based advice and downloadable resources, in addition to expert training at regional workshops regarding issues affecting FRLT members. Colin Neill, Chief Executive of the FRLT, explained: �As part of our enhanced membership benefits we have now appointed four local specialist suppliers who will provide high quality services at a preferential price to FRLT members. These services will be supported by free advice and assistance on legal, insurance, accountancy, taxation, property and rates issues, available to all of our members, enabling them to improve the competitiveness and viability of their business whilst delivering a quality experience for their customers. �The recession has massively impacted the sector and in particular small business owners. We have listened to our members and have worked with them to identify areas of support that will help them through these difficult times and we encourage them to take advantage of the expert support available.� All members will be able to log in and access the downloadable resources and all other materials through the all new FRLT website which has also been relaunched this week. ENDS