Doug Simmonds provides a personal service to the Licensed Trade. Whatever your involvement with the
Licensing Act 2003, Doug Simmonds can assist you. We deal with all types of
applications, can represent you at hearings & provide a range of training including BIIAB workshops and exams.

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BIIAB-APPROVED to administer qualifications for licensed retail trade


LEGISLATION UPDATE APRIL 2017 From the 6th of April 2017 a premises licence cannot be held by an individual who does not have a right to live and work in the UK or is subject to a condition restricting him from doing work related to Licensable Activities.  In future therefore further ID checks will be carried out on individuals making applications and there will be a requirement to provide documents to prove that persons status in the UK. For further information contact us through the 'Ask Doug' link

TRAINING The Award for Personal Licensee's  (APLH) is kept right up to date with legislation and government requirements to ensure it remains the lead qualification for licensees) details are on our training page, we regularly run these courses with a high degree of success.

Although the Personal Licence is a continued requirement, from the 1st of April 2015 there is no need ever to renew them but make sure your name and address is right up to date.

LEGISLATION There have been a number of changes, especially in relation to 'Regulated Entertainment'.  Just what can you do? Are you up to date? 'Ask Doug'

Quality Service We continue to provide a top quality service tailored to your requirement as well as a range of courses to BIIAB requirements

APPLICATIONS We are currently dealing with applications for a variety of applications in Sussex and elsewhere and consulting on others  Can we help you?

Have you seen the Home Office Guide to False ID and checking and what to do with it, it effects you.

Recently there has been a lot going on around CCTV and its use in licensed premises, are you registered for Data Protection? do you know what the conditions require on your licence? Are you registered to use CCTV?