British Institute of Innkeeping

British Institute of Innkeeping

A professional body is an organisation that helps individuals or businesses develop their skills in a particular industry or profession. Whether you’re looking for career support or business guidance, there’s a professional body that can help. The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) is the professional body for the licensed trade and has 13,000 members, including staff, managers, licensees and tenants.

BII’s mission is to help those working in pub and bars, providing support to those starting in the industry, as well as managers and business owners. The BII has qualifications and mentoring schemes to help individuals progress, support services to help pub managers/owners, and corporate benefits to help businesses promote their organisation and support the industry. 

How the BII can help those working in pubs, bars and nightclubs

There are many ways the BII can help an individual starting out or developing a career in the licensed trade. Its training programmes and qualifications can help pub and bar professionals improve their career prospects, and all members can receive ongoing career guidance from a mentor. There’s also the chance for pub and bar professionals to enter awards and gain recognition for their career achievements. These are just a few benefits of becoming a BII member; visit BII to find out more.

Programmes and initiatives to help your career:

Mentoring from BII
Pub and bar qualifications and apprenticeships
My BII – access members only content to help your career

How the BII can help pub and bar managers/owners

BII membership can help pub and bar managers/owners run a successful business through ongoing support and business savings. Its free helpline offers business advice, and members can save money on essential supplies, insurance and marketing. To view the full list of membership support services, visit BII

BII membership – business savings, advice and more exclusive benefits  
Pre-entry Awareness Training – an interactive e-learning programme that provides prospective tenants with the essential knowledge they need before signing a pub tenancy or lease agreement
Mentoring – business and career advice from others in the industry
E-learning training – online training

Corporate BII membership
BII Corporate Membership offers industry recognition, a way to show commitment to the trade and a chance to build a relationship with BII, the professional body for the licensed retail sector. Current members include, Fullers, Young’s and Diageo.

Corporate Benefits

BII members enjoy access to a huge range of support services provided by BII. Some of these key support services are detailed below:

  • Advertisements in the BIIBUSINESS magazine - the BII magazine which is circulated to 10,000 members throughout the year
  • Affiliate (ABII) or Full (MBII) memberships of BII. PLUS no membership joining fees for additional HQ staff and area managers who join BII
  • Press Release issued to licensed retail sector press, as well as trade specific publications, announcing your support of this sector's only professional body
  • Hyperlink from to your own company website - potentially directing new visitors to your website
  • Unique mounted Corporate Member certificate, showing your support of the licensed retail sector's only professional body

Find out more about corporate BII membership.

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