I do remember that Dad told the Committee that free beer was one of their main loss of profits.
Remember they were very concerned as to why the Club aWas not ď as profitableĒ as the Iona. That a why Dad was asked to look into it.
Why Dad was asked to look into it I suppose was that a lot of the Committee knew him from Reyrolleís and the Police specials plus other things. I think it took 3 months to look it.
As I remember there was no hands dipping in the till sort of thing.
I have no idea how the selling price of a pint is made up. You have the cost of a barrel from the brewery and there is maybe only 90% of the barrel sellable.
There is the overheads of running the Club. The rest is the profit.
If a pint of beer is given away Free in whatever form that could wipe out the profit on X number of beers. I have no idea of the breakdown of a pint was, but Club prices were always very low thatís why men went there.
I vaguely remember Dad saying that the pricing structure of the Club was not good and it was changed.
It was something like the cost of a pint was based on what the members wanted to pay not the actual cost to sustain the Club. Putting it bluntly rubbish accounting.
All this was 40 years ago and I only remember bits of it. My interest being for how this May apply to my club in Harrogate.
Fortunately we had no problems as nearly all the Committee were professional business people as you would expect in Harrogate.
I have photos possibly taken at the time of Dad with the probable Committee but I will never know now.
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