Call Johnny Walker on 07970 134 730 for details of how to be granted a Personal Licence without all the fuss and faff in the Forest of Dean. Just give me a ring. My advice is always free and I can talk you through the process. I have a 99% exam success rate and can guide you thought the process of obtaining a Personal Licence.
I can deliver the one-day Personal Licence training course in Forest of Dean and surrounding areas on a day to suit you. No need to travel to some distant course and study in a large group of strangers. I come to your premises and cover the Personal Licence holder’s course syllabus in detail. This will prepare you for the end of course exam and most importantly, for the lawful and professional operation of your premises on a daily basis. Remember, you will need to be able to apply the law correctly every time when managing your licensed premises.
Also, on the day, we will complete your application forms in readiness for your formal application for a Personal Licence. I carry a stock of the forms you will need to use to send to your local licensing authority. Applicants make the Personal Licence application to the licensing authority where they are resident. So, this may not be the same authority as where the licensed premises are located. You will always be registered with the licensing authority where you make the initial Personal Licence application.
If you have a Personal Licence, you can sell alcohol under a premises licence anywhere in England and Wales. You can also authorise someone else to sell alcohol under a premises licence. Anyone who does not have a Personal Licence has to be authorised to sell alcohol. If you have a Personal Licence, you do not need to be authorised.
You need a Personal Licence if you wish to become the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) at licensed premises. The DPS will be the person who has day-to-day control for running the premises. There is only one DPS at each premises, this is to ensure accountability. No matter how big or small the premises, there is only ever one DPS. Also, an individual can the DPS of more than one premises, provided the DPS can be in day-to-day control of both. So, quite simply, you cannot be the DPS of a pub in Bristol and say, an office licence in Birmingham. You would never be able to fulfil your obligations to both because of the distance between the two. If both premises are reasonably close to each other, then it would be possible to be the DPS of both. It makes sense doesn’t it?
There may be a number of Personal Licence holders working at one premises but there can only be one DPS. The DPS must be appointed by the premises licence holder. The premises licence holder can also be the DPS, but does not have to be. The DPS can be another personal, but s/he will always be a Personal Licence holder. Sounds confusing? Call me and I’ll explain it to you. Here’s the number again, 07970 134 730. I cover anywhere in the Forest of Dean region, so just call for help and advice. Cheers.